The Journal, Saturday, 3/25

Hey Folks,

Not a lot in this post today, so you get a brief reprieve. (grin)

Today, and Writing

Rolled out at 3:30 after waking at 1, 2, 2:30 and 3. I mostly did nothing for the first hour, then kind of put myself on hold, hovering, waiting for DWS’ new post.

Finally to the Hovel around 6:40. Around 7:15 I started reading over the story again. It’s only around 8000 words, and I like it. Of course, I allowed my subconscious to touch it here and there. Added only around 250 words.

8:10, a break.

8:30, back to the novel.

9:30, another few hundred words and a break.

9:50, back to the novel. Another few hundred words and a necessary break for a trip to the PO, then to stomp out a couple family forest fires.

12, back to the novel. I had hoped for 4000 words today, but I’ll be happy if I can just pull down 3000 given that it’s Saturday.

Hmm. Time got away from me. Around 1 I went up to the house to move the sprinkler. Then back to the novel.

At 2:30, with around 3500 words on the day, a break to walk around a bit.

3:15, I hit a good stopping place with a jagged edge. So I’m calling it for today. A great day for a Saturday.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

Check out J.R. Murdock’s site. He’s a prolific writer who literally carves out an hour or so a day to write: And he recently had a novel in the Extreme SF Bundle from BundleRabbit with DWS and Kris Rusch.

“Reporting Words and Steps” at

Fiction Words: 3826
Nonfiction Words: 280 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 4106

Writing of The Pyramid Killer

Day 1…… 0978 words. Total words to date…… 978
Day 2…… 3630 words. Total words to date…… 4608
Day 3…… 3764 words. Total words to date…… 8372
Day 4…… 3826 words. Total words to date…… 12198

Total fiction words for the month……… 44659
Total fiction words for the year………… 196525
Total nonfiction words for the month… 16560
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 53150

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 249675