The Journal, Thursday, 4/6

Hey Folks,

Wow. This afternoon around 3 p.m. it will have been only two days since I finished The Pyramid Killer. And already I’m jonesing to get back to writing another story.

As I told my wife this morning, I went to the Hovel for a few minutes yesterday, on a task not related to writing.

I didn’t even open my writing ‘puter while I was out there. But I did run a hand over it. Longingly.

Maybe, as psychiatrists say, I have a “problem.” (grin)

Well, definitely I have a problem.

The problem is, I need to write.

But I also have an edit to finish. And it’s prepaid. So there’s that.

I’ll work on the edit this morning (it’s already 6:30) and see how it goes. If it’s going well enough, maybe I’ll steal the afternoon to write a story. Or start a story. Something.

Seriously, I need a fix.

Today, and Writing

Rolled out at 3 this morning. Yay! Something just feels right about getting up at 3 a.m.

Spent a couple hours with email and Facebook and searching for a couple of fonts that turned out to be free but Mac-only. Oh well.

Also I came here and wrote this stuff. Now to the edit.

By 11:30 I was halfway through the edit, a cozy mystery. I thought about heading out to the Hovel to start a new story.

Then again, at my current rate of progress, if I stick with it I should be able to finish tomorrow. Also, I’m not really a fan of switching gears.

So I think I’m gonna push on through. Once this is finished I’ll feel good because another writer will have learned a lot of stuff and I can get back to writing full time.

I do need to start and finish a novel this month at least if I want to remain current with my annual goal of writing at least one novel per month. And I do.

But even if I don’t start writing again until Saturday, that leaves me plenty of time.

Okay, so I’ll go post this, and then get back to the edit. So another nonwriting day.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

At Dean’s place,an interesting post in “Long But Good Day and Fifth Story”

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 390 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 390

Writing of

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

Total fiction words for the month……… 7189
Total fiction words for the year………… 215745
Total nonfiction words for the month… 2470
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 59810

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 275555