The Journal, Wednesday, 3/8

Hey Folks,

Not much of a journal up here today. Everything’s in the “Today and Writing” and “Of Interest” sections.

Today, and Writing

Rolled out a 4. Didn’t get out to the Hovel until a little after 8. But at least I’m awake, showered, fed etc. and expecting a good day on the novel.

To the novel around 8:20. Cycling ’til around 9:30, a break, then writing/cycling ’til around 10:20, break to get some more tea.

Even when I’m writing straight through, I’m cycling as I go, probably about every 300-500 words or so. This is a very detailed, very convoluted story. One more testament to “every novel writes differently.”

10:50, back to the novel. 11:30, up to the house for a break, a few chores, set out water on the yard.

1 p.m., various crises averted and back to the novel for awhile.

Well, I wrote for about fifteen minutes. Then I checked my email, in which a guy forwarded me an email titled “I’m a useless old white guy.”

Of course, that fired me up (grin) so I wrote “Who Am I? Is That the Question?” and sent it back to him.

So a 420 or so word essay that I’m not counting because, you know. I also posted it as a Note on Facebook ’cause I’m nothing if not an open book.

2 p.m., off for a break. Looks like I won’t make my word count goal again today, but that’s all right. (grin)

2:40, back to the novel. Gonna get off here in about an hour to put a lasagna in the oven.

3:40, went to the house, put in the lasagna, and back to the novel at 3:48.

Well, I’m short again, but with everything that went on here today, I’m happy with it.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

Over at Dean’s, in case you’re interested in the upcoming Strengths workshops, check out Why Is The Strengths Workshop Hard? at

If you’re borderline, I also encourage you to check on the few comments at

Fiction Words: 2882
Nonfiction Words: 330 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 3212

Writing of Novel One (tentative title, natch)

Day 1…… 3442 words. Total words to date…… 3442
Day 2…… 2089 words. Total words to date…… 5531
Day 3…… 3018 words. Total words to date…… 8549
Day 4…… 2882 words. Total words to date…… 11431

Total fiction words for the month……… 11431
Total fiction words for the year………… 163297
Total nonfiction words for the month… 4000
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 40590

Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 203887