The Journal, Thursday, 3/23

Hey Folks,

Gonna take a day off as far as writing a topic today. You deserve a rest from these huge posts. (grin)

But down in the “Of Interest” section is a link to an article about the American public and reading. Good article.

Of course, I’d be happy to answer any questions or entertain any comments you might have regarding any of the recent topics or the article.

Put them in a comment on the site or just email me. Either way is fine.

Today, and Writing

Rolled out at 4. Routine stuff until around 8:30, when I moved out to the Hovel.

I messed around in the Hovel for another half-hour or so, then cast around for another idea for a story.

Then I revisited the extended opening I wrote a few days ago. Heinlein’s Rule 2 was bugging me. (You must finish what you write.)

So I cycled through it and when I came out the other side, I decided to continue with it.

10:30, with another 1400 words on The Pyramid Killer (formerly Novel 2), taking a break. Cold wet storm clouds moving in. Well, that turned into a whole thing. My son left some clothing here in the dryer, so I folded clothes, then let him know.

11:20, back to the novel.

12:30, a break. My breaks keep turning into other stuff. This time I ate lunch and put on a load of laundry.

1:30, back to the novel.

3 p.m., calling it a day. Laundry to tend. Good day though, and I’m SO glad this little novel is gonna work out.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

See “Why It’s A Problem That Reading Is At 30-Year Lows, And How ‘Digital Temperance’ Can Help” at

And at Dean’s place, timely as usual, he talks about reading. Go figure.

Fiction Words: 3630
Nonfiction Words: 300 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 3930

Writing of The Pyramid Killer (Not DOA after all!)

Day 1…… 978 words. Total words to date…… 978
Day 2…… 3630 words. Total words to date…… 4608

Total fiction words for the month……… 37069
Total fiction words for the year………… 188935
Total nonfiction words for the month… 15330
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 51920

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 240855