The Journal, Saturday, 1/7

Hey Folks,

Not a lot to report today. Hope you won’t mind a minuscule post. Somehow, I think you’ll survive. (grin)

Of Interest

At Dean’s place, 1/6/17 Daily… Stay Safe (

If you’re interested in Dey’s Nick Carter books, check out,%20Nick%22. (I’ll let you copy/paste that one into your address bar.

Today, and Writing

Rolled out at 2:30 and around an hour later I started working on the novel. I felt (subconscious) something wasn’t right, so I went back to the beginning and started reading through it (cycling).

As I mentioned earlier, this is a sequel to an earlier novel, but it’s also a self-contained stand-alone novel. I had omitted information the characters were trying to give me but that I knew was already contained in the first book. Tricky. (grin)

But because I allowed my subconscious to play freely as I read back through it, those parts slid into place easily. And (shock, shock) they set up all-new conflicts in this story. Those will enable a few minor but important characters from the first novel to take their rightful place as major players.

God I love this process! This is another future-earth novel of political intrigue with religious overtones.

Not enough writing today to meet my daily goal, but enough on average so I’ll take it, especially for a Saturday.

Back tomorrow.

Fiction Words: 2673
Nonfiction Words: 220 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 2893

Writing of The Claim (novel, working title)

Day 1…… 4391 words. Total words to date…… 4391
Day 2…… 3632 words. Total words to date…… 8023
Day 3…… 1416 words. Total words to date…… 9439
Day 4…… 2673 words. Total words to date…… 12112

Total fiction words for the month……… 13740
Total fiction words for the year………… 13740
Total nonfiction words for the month… 4330
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 4330

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 18070

1 thought on “The Journal, Saturday, 1/7”

  1. I did the same thing you did today. Not finished, just taking a long break. Worked from 8 – 4 and the characters added some much needed tension. About 1/3 done I’m guessing. Who knows. Just pacing along. During breaks I read through my presentation for the 15th. Only took about 12 minutes, but with my examples and etc should be fine. Going to put the examples into a power point so I don’t have to fumble through books. Thanks again for your help. MAC

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