The Journal, Saturday, 7/15

Hey Folks,

A realization dawned on me this morning. I’m the kind who always needs an adversary. More often than not, the adversary is a time-siphoning situation, not a person.

One of my goals is to write at least one novel or novella per month this calendar year, and 15 on the year.

I’ve whiled away half of July already. I still have to write a novel for this month to meet the “one per month” part of the goal.

Beginning tommorrow, there are only 15 days left in this month. On several of those days I’ll be on vacation with my wife, visiting elderly family members in New Mexico.

I fully intend to meet my goal this month anyway. (grin) And this isn’t pie in the sky or expecting to “fail to success.” I’m not panicked in the slightest. Odd.

Today, and Writing

No writing again today. Finished the edit, then an enjoyable lunch and shopping with my wife.

See you then.

Of Interest

If you want to learn to design and brand fantasy covers, check “One Time Branding Fantasy Covers Workshop” at http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/one-time-branding-fantasy-covers-workshop/.

I had to laugh when I read “Use Your Thesaurus with Caution” as reported by The Passive Voice. The first sentence — are you ready? — is “As writers, words are our friends.” Huh. I didn’t even know writers WERE words. Yeah, you couldn’t pay me to read the rest of it. But if you want to, the “Read More” link goes to https://litworldinterviews.com/2016/10/27/use-your-thesaurus-with-caution/.

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 250 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 250

Writing of

Day 1…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXX

Total fiction words for the month……… 4888
Total fiction words for the year………… 342845
Total nonfiction words for the month… 6540
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 114370
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 457215

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 597 days
Calendar Year 2017 Novel Goal (15 novels or novellas)………………… 7 novels or novellas
Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)………………………………………… 25
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)……………………………………… 4
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)……………………………… 179

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