The Journal, Friday, 12/30

Hey Folks,

December 30, 2016. Wow. And here I am, occasionally still wondering where 1978 went. I’m not sure why, but whenever I have to write a check, I still want to put 1978 in the Year block. I’m always shocked to realize (again) that isn’t only the wrong year, but the wrong century.

I watched Secondhand Lions again yesterday, this time with my grandson. What a great film. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend it. Soon we’re going to gel all weekend and watch Lonesome Dove, the three prequels first, then the original three films. Because I like them. And because they contain gems of wisdom throughout.

In two days, the annual totals below will reset to zero.

More working with my new friend and charge today (my grandson) so no writing. Gonna dig through boxes, see whether I can find my old GED prep stuff I used when I was teaching GED prep classes, etc.

Wow. I almost ran out of time. I have to get this posted, so I’ll see you tomorrow.

Of Interest

At Dean’s today, My Beliefs [about writing and publishing] to Help New Year Perspective (

Today’s Writing

Nothing today. Back tomorrow.

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 210 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 210

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… 15400
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 273300

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 974248