Category Archives: Journal

These are general journal entries.

The End

The Ending is in Sight: The novel word count is 112,000 and I’m within one chapter to an ending. In two weeks I’ll send the manuscript to the editor, then there’ll be revisions. I expect it will take another month … Continue reading

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100,390 Words

I’m closing in on the ending to this novel. The many threads hanging loose are starting to worry me. Some threads are necessary to begin Book II, but others must be resolved. And there happen to be plenty of those … Continue reading

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99,000 Words, 3 Chapters to go

The novel is moving along again, but the writing is much more complex. Many threads have been created and a lot of them must converge to form an ending. Others will have to remain open for Book II… and Book … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma, My Novel, and Me

My novel word count is 94,000 words. My editor returned a large chuck of part II just after Hurricane Irma. So there is a lot to do. She asked me if I learned anything from the storm and I had … Continue reading

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Story Telling at 1,000 Words a Day

I wish I could force myself to be more consistent in my writing. I have spurts of creativity, like the past few days where I’ve been writing 1,000 words a day, followed by days where I can barely force out … Continue reading

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Slogging Deeper Into The Muck

Even though I’ve written 78,000 words and much of it is near final draft stuff, I’m still slogging in the muck as I try to finish this novel. The thing I like and despise about writing–well, my writing–is that no … Continue reading

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Writing is Discovery, Dammit!

Dammit a hundred times. The novel is now over 74,000 words, but I’ve spent the last week locking down historic characters. By that I mean, the period I’m writing about has a large cast of characters and while a few … Continue reading

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