Breath & Shadow published my nonfiction article “Walking with Cerebral Palsy“.
To read the entire Winter 2023 issue of Breath & Shadow, go here.
Just finished another novella. 22,132 words and 100 pages. Very rough draft. Going to be a big cleanup job when I get to that, and probably going to completely rewrite a bunch of scenes. I feel like I’ve been working on this one forever and I’m tired of it.
There are a couple of anthology openings that I want to get something written for. The deadlines are fast approaching, so I’m going to hop to it.
Production is going well today. Listening to music while I work. Windows are open and the wind comes through them.
I plan to stop production at 7 to watch the game. But my dad and I might end up going to Menards instead. I still need to get the trim to finish the tile job I did last year. I also need to replace some blinds in my living room.
I’m considering getting curtains for all the living room windows, Blinds break every couple years. I think curtains would last longer. But I haven’t made up my mind yet. Probably just going to replace the broken blinds for now.
I used to not have much interest in writing nonfiction. The article Breath & Shadow bought back in March was only my second nonfiction sale ever. But since that second sale, I’ve found myself inspired to write more nonfiction articles, and right now I’m working on an article that I’ll try selling to a hotrod magazine.
I’m calling it in earlier today. I’m trying to start getting up early in the morning, instead of being up all night. Haven’t been having much luck with that, but I’m trying.
Words Added: 460
Total Wordcount: 99,707
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I did get a few pages into each project yesterday, but I didn’t log it. So, this is covering yesterday’s and today’s writing.
Words Added: 798
Total Wordcount: 99,247
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Total Wordcount: 1,813
Total Pagecount: 9
I was up till 7:45 AM last night. The new story is a ghost story and I guess it’s coming out well, because it’s creeping me out as I write it.
I’ve been stopping production to watch the Tigers, and then get back to work as soon as the game is over. My desired minimum is still five pages into the novel and five pages into the story, and there’s a number of other things on the task list that I want done each day before I call it a night.
Depending on how focused I am on a given day, it can indeed take me into the late morning hours. Last night, I was so fucking tired when I completed that last page, I immediately shut my computer down and went straight to bed.
The Tigers and Yankees are on now. It’s still Spring Training. The Tigers’ regular season starts April 8.
Words Added: 953
Total Wordcount: 98,449
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Just wrapping up for the day, at 5:50 AM.
Words Added: 947
Total Wordcount: 97,496
Total Pagecount: 480
Story 44 – Finished
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Total Wordcount: 1,946
Total Pagecount: 10
I’m in Facebook jail again, for posting this:
I swear to God, this system they have on Facebook is dumb as fuck. Last time, I was locked up for suggesting the court of law should give the death sentence to people who commit treason. This time, it’s for expressing my anger.
Both times, they called it incitement of violence. If they bothered to look at the entire context of these posts, they might see how stupid their system is. But they don’t do that. They take little remarks out of context and lock your ass up, giving you no opportunity to clarify what you meant.
While in lockup, I can’t post or comment on Facebook. I can only read other people’s posts and use the messenger. I should be out in a couple days, but I expect my account will have some restrictions for a while, just so they can make sure I’m properly punished for my offenses.
Anyway, I got in a little more writing last night. The current scores:
Words Added: 305
Total Wordcount: 96,549
Total Pagecount: 475
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Total Wordcount: 998
Total Pagecount: 6