Substack and the Novel

In today’s Journal

* Quotes of the Day
* Substack
* The Novel
* Of Interest

Quotes of the Day

“To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn of falsehoods.” Robert A. Heinlein (Thanks to Dan Baldwin)

“Common sense is not so common.” Voltaire

“Re common sense, what’s common to some is a luxury to others.” Yours truly

Substack

I’m setting up a substack again to see what I can do with it. As a result, this Journal will be coming to your email inbox again. I hope that’s more convenient for those of you who still want it.

If you don’t want to receive the Journal, please email me and I’ll unsubscribe you. No harm, no foul. I’m not here to annoy people.

I probably will also create a substack for HarveyStanbroughWrites.com, my website for readers. Unfortunately, Revue isn’t working the way I hoped it would.

The Novel

is going extremely well, which is to say the characters are living their story and I’m trying to keep up with them, recording it as I go. And having a ton of fun again, finally. Everything in this profession is about priorities, coming back, and having fun.

Talk with you again soon.

Of Interest

See “Was Natalie Wood Murdered By Her Husband, Robert Wagner?” at http://dyingwords.net/was-natalie-wood-murdered-by-her-husband-robert-wagner/. I strongly recommend Garry’s “Dying Words” blog.

See “Why Fabergé eggs are eggs” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M2jyFLSoSE. 9 minute video.

See “What’s Inside the Titanic” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLrBUwNSEo0. 22 minute video. Story ideas.

The Numbers

The Journal…………………………………… 230 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
Day 23… 1240 words. Total words to date…… 48549
Day 24… 4535 words. Total words to date…… 53084

Total fiction words for November……… 26975
Total fiction words for the year………… 188500
Total nonfiction words for November… 14700
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 190330
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 338830

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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