The Journal, Thursday, 12/15

Hey Folks,

Last night after I sent off the Journal I wrote “Wow. I hope I’m ABLE to push aside the critical mind stuff and turn to writing when I’m through editing for the day.”

But that’s just silly. I’ve experienced this kind of thought off and on (mostly on) for the past two years, yet I’ve accomplished more in that time than many do in an entire career. (grin) I always end up pushing down the critical mind, so I’m not gonna worry about it.

Things are piling up here, so today I’m taking a planned nonwriting (nonplaying) day to get some of those things done.

Today I will edit with an eye toward putting more pages in the bank. I will also make corrections to a manuscript (Kenneth Flowers’ BREATHE) and do the necessaries for my novella, A Rough New World, and my short story, “The Fading of Jill Montgomery” so I can get them out to readers.

I will also sign up for another week-long subscription to CanStock and download 10 cover pics. So no writing today unless something just rears up and refuses to remain in my head. Then all bets are off.

Well, it’s almost 11 and I’ve just finished all my personal admin stuff for the day. That included making edits in Kenneth’s book (BREATHE) as well as designing two new covers and publishing the short story and novella I recently finished. It’s still incredible to me that those will be for sale or lending in over 200 venues worldwide within a week or so. Mind boggling.

So now a short break, then to the edit probably for the rest of the day.

Knocked out 41 pages today before my eyes gave out. Reckon maybe I need to rest every hour or so. Duh.

Gonna edit like a wildman in the early hours tomorrow, then lunch and talking writing/marketing with a friend. Then I hope to get back to writing something LONG tomorrow.

Of Interest

Some interesting comments on Dean’s Artistic Choice and The Voice Finals (

Not a lot else over there today.

Today’s Writing

Uhh, no.

Back tomorrow.

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 330 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 330

Writing of “”

Day 1…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXX

Total fiction words for the month……… 18975
Total fiction words for the year………… 698669
Total nonfiction words for the month… 8480
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 266380

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 965049

Edit Totals

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)