The Journal, Wednesday, 10/11

Hey Folks,

Well, my subconscious is out wandering around the universe on its own, chasing shiny objects and worrying about absolutely nothing. I hope it’s having fun.

I got through the first full day without nicotine. Today is day two. From here on out, it’s just a matter of will power. Well, that and fear.

I am a recovering addict. At the moment, I’m going through the rough part, although that will end soon. But if I take even one more hit of my drug of choice, I’ll have to go through the rough part all over again.

Remembering that and guarding against the necessity of going through this again is a function of the conscious mind. So for now, the conscious mind is fully in charge.

Once it’s safe to let my guard relax, I’ll return most of the control of this insane fleshbag runabout on Starship Earth to my subconscious.

In the meantime, I hope to return bits of control later today or (more likely) tomorrow, at least enough so I can resume playing a little with my PI novel. However, there’s absolutely no rush.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

See “Send Your Name to Mars…” at https://www.space.com/38413-your-name-on-mars-nasa-insight-lander.html. Or go straight to the form at https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/insight/.

Via the Smashwords Blog, see “Rachel Van Dyken on Overcoming Fear” at http://blog.smashwords.com/2017/10/rachel-van-dyken-on-overcoming-fear.html. If you get something out of it, great. She lost me at “…the hate, fear, and insecurity swarming our lovely book community….” What?

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

Writing of Pulp Novel 5 (a Stern Richards novel)

Day 1…… 1080 words. Total words to date…… 1080
Day 2…… 2167 words. Total words to date…… 3247
Day 3…… 1370 words. Total words to date…… 4617
Day 4…… 1840 words. Total words to date…… 6457
Day 5…… 1193 words. Total words to date…… 7650
Day 6…… 1407 words. Total words to date…… 9057
Day 7…… 1180 words. Total words to date…… 10237
Day 8…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXXX

Total fiction words for the month……… 12462
Total fiction words for the year………… 446608
Total nonfiction words for the month… 6370
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 159053
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 605661

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 682 days
Calendar Year 2017 Novels to Date………………………… 9
Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)………………………………………… 27
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)……………………………………… 4
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)……………………………… 182

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