The Journal, Sunday, 7/16

Hey Folks,

Wow. Absolutely nothing today.

Tell you what. If I don’t break out of this whatever-I’m-in fairly soon — if I feel I don’t have much to offer you here — this Daily Journal might well begin appearing in your inbox with less frequency.

No reason to keep sending it every day just to keep a streak alive when I have nothing to say.

Today, and Writing

Nada. Primarily a day off and watching a little baseball.

I should be back tomorrow.

Of Interest

Just as a heads-up, see “Scammers Break The Kindle Store” at https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/scammers-break-the-kindle-store/ (From Let’s Get Digital via The Passive Voice).

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 90 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 90

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… 6630
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 114460
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 457305

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 598 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

4 thoughts on “The Journal, Sunday, 7/16

  1. Hi Harvey,

    My good friend. There is always plenty to say in this business. After reading your last few posts, I’m no doctor or anything, but I think you may have that same virus you helped me out with a few months ago called , ‘I’m thinking too much.’ Trying to take too much control of what you write. After talking to you that last time I immediately went to the keyboard and started typing away without any thought put into it what-so-ever. The virus left. Which is one of the main reasons I like challenges. Even though life things get in the way it still keeps you driving. Like right now, I have to revamp my challenge due to my uncle passing away and I have family staying with us for a few days. By following your journal you have taught me to kick the critical creature out of my brain, make changes as they arise and not to expect so much and just have fun. Your journal and input are the most important parts of my day. I like what Ray Bradbury says. Relax and just write.

  2. Thanks, Chris. Very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope your family heals quickly and well. As to the other, you might have just nailed it.

  3. Hey Harvey-
    Will confess to worrying a bit after reading today’s journal entry-
    Just hoping all is well with you-I know I don’t let you know this often enough (like once a year!) but for over seven years, you’ve been an inspiration to me. I first met you at an SSA conference in 2010-thought your advice and counsel was great then and still do.
    Thanks and please take care of yourself!
    Duke

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