The Journal, Tuesday, February 13

Hey Folks,

Not sure what’s going on in my head currently. I have to slow down, I know that much. Probably today I’ll try to finish getting StoneThread Publishing up to par, and then do the necessary things to publish my previous novel.

I gave up on the notion of reading it to my wife. We’re both too tired in the evenings for that sort of thing.

When I do return to writing, well, I’m kind of losing interest in my WIP, The Age Exchange. Not really, but sort of.

The thing is, I’m itching to write a true thriller. I love writing action and convoluted story lines, and thrillers are mostly non-stop action and convoluted story lines.

So that itch has morphed into a possible desire to make The Age Exchange an SF thriller, which would be really cool. But to do that, I have to let the basic premise boil around in my head for at least a few more days.

In the interim, if another thriller crops up, I might set aside the WIP and come back to it after I write what would then be the new WIP.

I have two ideas for thriller series at the moment (plus the one-off that would be The Age Exchange).

One began with “what would I do if I could do it over” thought re my own life, and the other has to do with the sequels I mentioned yesterday.

Not sure which of those (or perhaps something else entirely) I’ll write when I start again, but I do know for now it’s important to slow down, do things that are necessary. Those include gtting StoneThread Publishing done, then designing a cover, formatting and publishing Keeper of the Promise.

I plan to keep publishing this Journal every day too even through this brief non(fiction)-writing period, so we’ll see.

Well, as of noon-thirty all I’ve done is read through Keeper of the Promise. About a third of the way through, converting the necessary text to italics, etc. After I finish that (probably tomorrow) I’ll move on to StoneThread Publishing and put that behind me.

Okay, so I’m gonna go ahead and post this and get on with it.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

See “The Latest Trends In Cover Design: Think Pink?” at https://killzoneblog.com/2018/02/the-latest-trends-in-cover-design-think-pink.html. Remember, these are suggestions, not ironclad rules. (grin)

Linda Maye Adams touched on something that’s been bugging my obstinate self for awhile in “Apologizing for What’s in Our Stories?” at https://lindamayeadams.com/2018/02/12/apologizing-for-whats-in-our-stories/.

For some great humor, see “I Am the Very Model of a New York Times Contrarian” at http://amp.slate.com/culture/2018/02/i-am-the-very-model-of-a-new-york-times-contrarian.html. I was amazed to find this on Slate.

If you’re a Harry Potter fan (I’m not) you might enjoy “Infographic: Getting from A to B like Harry Potter” at https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/02/12/infographic-getting-b-like-harry-potter/.

To see the value of a regular schedule, see “Still Having Sleep Issues” at https://www.deanwesleysmith.com/still-having-sleep-issues/.

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 480 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 480

Writing of The Age Exchange (novel, working title)

Brought forward…… 6985
Day 1…… 1285 words. Total words to date…… 8270
Day 2…… 1120 words. Total words to date…… 9390
Day 3…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXXX

Total fiction words for the month……… 2405
Total fiction words for the year………… 40561
Total nonfiction words for the month… 3720
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 11740
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 52301

Calendar Year 2018 Novels to Date………………………… 1
Calenday Year 2018 Novellas to Date…………………… 0
Calendar Year 2018 Short Stories to Date……… 0
Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)………………………………………… 28
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)……………………………………… 4
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)……………………………… 182

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