The Journal, Tuesday, 7/11

Hey Folks,

I started the day a little after 3 with a soft rain falling. Very nice.

As I posted on FB, I was sitting under the carport on a folding chair between my Tacoma and my wife’s Avalon. I had a lapboard on my lap, my ‘puter on it, a mug of coffee on the hood of the pickup, and a passably good cigar. And I listened to the rain pattering on the tin (these days, aluminum) roof. I was in hebben.

Great start to the day.

The landlord (and friend) is supposed to come over sometime this morning to inspect the swamp cooler on the roof. Sounds like the bearings are going out. So I’ll work on the edit this morning straight through until he’s finished and gone. Or maybe even longer.

Today, and Writing

No fiction writing today. Back to it tomorrow maybe.

See you then.

Of Interest

Check out Dean’s “Writing A Novel From a Cover” at http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/writing-a-novel-from-a-cover/.

If you’re following his progress on his challenge, there’s a separate post for that just below the “Novel from a Cover” post.

If you want what’s (to me) a tongue-in-cheek look at how NOT to do something, check out “Pantsing Meets Plotting…” at https://theverbs.com/pantsing-meets-plotting-a-roadmap-to-finishing-your-book-5aa1187fca65/.

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 210 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 210

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… 5260
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 113090
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 455935

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 593 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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