New Short Story of the Week

In today’s Journal

* New Short Story of the Week
* The Novel
* Of Interest

New Short Story of the Week

Since I was a little late posting the most recent installment of my Short Story of the Week offering for readers, I thought I’d post a novella instead. This one’s a little over 15,000 words and it’s never been posted free before.

To see the story, visit https://harveystanbroughwrites.com/category/short-story-of-the-week/. If you’re learning anything from me, this might be a golden opportunity for you. Maybe study this one for description, pacing, and detailed action.

The Novel

As you can see from the numbers, once I freed myself of the stupid notion that my current novel is “important” in any way, I’m making good headway. I expect that to continue until I’ve reached the end of this particular story.

My next novel might be the next story in this new series or it might be something else. I really don’t care. As I tell others, WHAT you write doesn’t matter in the slightest. All that matters (if you’re a writer) is THAT you write.

My youngest son came in yesterday for a visit, so I’m out a little early this morning to get my writing done.

Talk with you again soon.

Of Interest

See “The Speed of Light: This Visual Shows How Fast (and Also Slow) It Really Is” at https://interestingengineering.com/video/the-speed-of-light-this-cool-visual-shows-how-fast-but-also-slow-it-is. Also shows how truly expansive are the distances in space. Fascinating.

See “Archetypes; Unmasking Your Villain; and the Final edit” at https://killzoneblog.com/2022/11/archetypes-unmasking-your-villain-and-the-final-edit.html. Maybe useful in some way.

See “Passwords” (and “The Best Password Managers…”) at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/passwords/.

The Numbers

The Journal…………………………………… 260 words

Writing of The Stirchians (novel, tentative title)

Day 21… 2621 words. Total words to date…… 42178
Day 22… 5133 words. Total words to date…… 47309

Total fiction words for November……… 21200
Total fiction words for the year………… 182725
Total nonfiction words for November… 13610
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 189240
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 371965

Calendar Year 2022 Novels to Date…………………… 2
Calendar Year 2022 Novellas to Date……………… 0
Calendar Year 2022 Short Stories to Date… 0
Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)…………………………………… 68
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)………………………………… 8
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)………………… 217
Short story collections……………………………………………… 31

Disclaimer: Because It Makes Sense, I preach trusting your characters to tell the story that they, not you, are living. Duh. This practice greatly increases your productivity and provides a rapid ascension along the learning curve of Craft because you get a great deal more practice at actually writing. This is not opinion. It is all numbers and facts.

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