The Journal, Wednesday, 12/14

Hey Folks,

Got up late at 4 and went outside to get pics of the second supermoon in what, two months? Anyway, that took some time. Had to replace a battery in one camera, etc.

Then I sipped hot coffee and hunted my kitten, who had jumped the fence while Dad was busy staring at the sky. Found her, got her back in and got some exercise to boot.

The cultural editor of the Mexican magazine EstePaís emailed to say the issue with my triolet “God?” is out and in the mail to me. She also included a handy link to the electronic version. If you’re interested, you can see my poem at

You can see other poems by Pedro Poitevin, who wrote the translation of “God?” here:

And finally, you can see the entire magazine here:
I installed an add-on to Firefox (my browser) so I could translate the page and read the wonderful things the translator said about me (grin).

Then I finished my morning cigar and came in to get a second mugga coffee and check Dean’s place. But I didn’t do anything on the edit yet. Two and a half hours gone.

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I got to the edit late and dealt with insubordinate (but grown, or perhaps groan, and well-meaning) children for a few hours as I edited. As a result I ended up with only 26 pages on the day. However, because I had some pages in the “bank” from yesterday, I’m still 7 pages over the average I need to maintain the pace. So it’s all good.

It’s 12:30 now. To my own writing for the rest of the day.

Two hours later, I played with a few openings, but nothing worked. By which I mean nothing grabbed me and went running through a scene. Not a major thing. I’m gonna make a trip to the store and then the post office. Then I’ll be back to either write some fiction or not.

Of Interest

Dean’s A Fun Christmas Present ( (After you’ve read Dean’s intro, click “bubba’s 2016 xmas letter” (or here: to download the PDF.

Also of interest if only for a tiny bit on priorities, I recommend Dean’s 12/13/16 Daily (

BY THE WAY if you decide to buy Judge Bubba’s book, here are the links:



Today’s Writing

Nope. Back tomorrow.

Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 400 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 400

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… 8150
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 266050

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 964719

Edit Totals

Day 1…… 51 pages. Total to date…… 51
Day 2…… 26 pages. Total to date…… 77