Probably today will be a nonwriting day, and possibly a non-copyediting day as well. My son will be here in a couple of hours to help me buy, register, etc. a Toyota Tacoma 4WD pickup. I suspect much of the day will be devoted to that and visiting. I don’t get to see my children nearly as much as I like.
Still, for resources alone, this is a Journal entry you don’t want to miss. Read on.
UPDATE: Yep, nonwriting, nonediting day. Just got back around 4. I have a Toyota Tacoma now, but it was an endurance trial. (grin)
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Before I forget, yesterday Joanna Penn posted “Seven Years And 300 Episodes. Creative Lessons Learned…” at http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2016/12/19/special-300/. I’m not big on podcasts, so I read the transcript.
Some great stuff there, including some great ideas you can try for yourself, new ways to distribute your work, etc.
But I was disappointed to see her and her guest (Mark Lefebvre, Director of Self Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo) go political.
It is nothing short of incredulous to me that the political left, for whom the watchword is “tolerance,” are among the least tolerant people on Earth. Witness the ongoing remarks, riots, terrorist acts, plans to disrupt the upcoming inauguration, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseam.
There are people whose job is to comment on political goings-on. Entertainers, myself included (as some have pointed out), are not among them.
At Dean’s site, Artistic Freedom and Being a Victim (http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/artistic-freedom-and-being-a-victim/).
Dean’s daily post, 12/19/16 Daily, also deserves separate mention. Find it at http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/121916-daily/.
Finally, here’s an interview with Dean by Carl Slaughter of File 770, “a major science fiction journal of news and opinion”: http://file770.com/?p=32565.
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For another self/indie-publishing platform (similar to Smashwords and Draft2Digital) check out StreetLib at https://www.streetlib.com/int. NOTE: I am not endorsing this (yet) but merely offering it for your inspection.
Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 360 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 360
Writing of “”
Day 1…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXXX
Total fiction words for the month……… 21254
Total fiction words for the year………… 700948
Total nonfiction words for the month… 11110
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 269010
Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 969958
Day 1…… 51 pages. Total to date…… 51 (+16 in the bank)
Day 2…… 26 pages. Total to date…… 77 (+7)
Day 3…… 41 pages. Total to date…… 118(+13)
Day 4…… 38 pages. Total to date…… 156 (+16)
Day 5…… 73 pages. Total to date…… 229 (+54)
Day 6…… 40 pages. Total to date…… 269 (+59)
Day 7…… 36 pages. Total to date…… 305 (+60)
Day 8…… XX pages. Total to date…… 305 (+25)