The Journal, Friday, 9/8

Hey Folks,

Especially if you’re a writer of science fiction or science fantasy, check out Science Alert at http://www.sciencealert.com/.

Bear in mind, though, it’s a good idea for writers to absorb knowledge on all sorts of topics, not only those that are genre specific.

I saw articles and photos on Science Alert today that would easily lend themselves to ideas (and stories) in Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Noir, Romance and other genres. So pretty much everything.

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I rolled out late, then spent part of the morning updating my website and redesigning the sidebars.

If you go looking for stuff on the site, here’s what I did:

On the left sidebar

▪ The Donate button
▪ The revised Writers’ Resources

On the right sidebar

▪ Links (icons) to connect with me
▪ The revised Quick Links
▪ The revised Readers’ Resources
▪ The revised Bundles I’m currently in
▪ Recent Posts
▪ Archives

I also created a footer widget and put the tag cloud down there.

After that I remembered I hadn’t added “The Tarp” to my Short Fiction page yet, so I did that. ***

Finally to the novel at 11.

Well, I got my 1000 words easily enough. Then I dealt with stuff around the house and online.

A few things came up that annoyed and distracted me, so I didn’t write much more than that.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

Just for something to put in this section, see “I put the duster away” at http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/09/i-put-the-duster-away/. Kind of appropriate for how I felt late this afternoon.

Fiction Words: 1302
Nonfiction Words: 260 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 1562

Writing of Doctor Ramsey (novel, working title)

Day 1…… 1781 words. Total words to date…… 1781
Day 2…… 2678 words. Total words to date…… 4459
Day 3…… 1142 words. Total words to date…… 5601
Day 4…… 2460 words. Total words to date…… 8061
Day 5…… 1302 words. Total words to date…… 9363

Total fiction words for the month……… 16444
Total fiction words for the year………… 396064
Total nonfiction words for the month… 48000
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 141200
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 537264

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 650 days
Days of writing at least 1000 WPD…………………………… 3
Calendar Year 2017 Novels to Date………………………… 8 Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)………………………………………… 26
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)……………………………………… 4
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)……………………………… 182

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