The Journal, Friday, 5/19

Hey Folks,

Well, I was relieved when yesterday’s Journal posted to my inbox shortly after 7 p.m. Remember you can always read the current or back issues of the Journal at http://harveystanbrough.com/category/daily-journal/.

Really looking forward to today, and the month is finally moving too fast. Hard to believe today is already Friday.

I have other life-roll things coming up, but thankfully they’re all in this month (so far, knock on wood). So June’s still a Go for the scene-by-scene short-story-per-day challenge.

Today, and Writing

Rolled out at 3:30. Spent the first couple of hours with email and Facebook and reading on my computer.

Ate breakfast and otherwise just killed time for awhile.

Turned to the novel around 10, wrote for about an hour. It’s moving along fine.

Then I looked around and decided to make some more changes (minor ones) in my office. Good thing I’ve labeled this an “adjustment” month. (grin)

Then I went out for a cigar (left the ‘puter inside) and stepped into my backyard shed to get out of the wind so I could light up more easily.

I could barely get in there. Looked around. Excess garden tools, chunks of wood, etc. So I decided to clear out some things I very seldom use.

Two wagon-load trips to the Hovel (it’s also a large, long storage shed) and now the backyard shed is a lot neater.

1:30, back to the novel.

3:30, the novel’s still running well but I kind’a ran out of steam today.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

If you haven’t yet, take a few minutes to check out https://the-digital-reader.com/. I signed up awhile back for his daily newsletter. It isn’t always pertinent to me personally, but it’s always very informative.

See “The Magic Bakery: Chapter Nine” at http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/the-magic-bakery-chapter-nine/.

Fiction Words: 2205
Nonfiction Words: 300 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 2505

Writing of A Fresh Kill (tentative title, novel)

Day 1…… 2751 words. Total words to date…… 2751
Day 2…… 2986 words. Total words to date…… 5737
Day 3…… 2961 words. Total words to date…… 8698
Day 4…… 2612 words. Total words to date…… 11310
Day 5…… 2205 words. Total words to date…… 13515

Total fiction words for the month……… 28929
Total fiction words for the year………… 276523
Total nonfiction words for the month… 9880
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 84570

Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 361093

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 541 days
Calendar Year 2017 Novel Goal (15 novels)………………… 4 novels
Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)………………………………………… 24
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)……………………………………… 3
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)……………………………… 167

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