Writing Journal, 11.11.2018: Still grinding

I’ve been… sort of busy, anyway? The totals:

+760 words written.

Days writing: 3 out of 7.

Days revising: 5 out of 7 for 300 total minutes.

Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of revisions): 5 out of 7 days.

Some of that was an attempt at poetry after a couple of years hiatus. If I feel OK about it, I might share it later.

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Update on The Holy Fool: I’m now reviewing another proof of the book – the next to last or last proof before final printing. I’m just making sure the previous edits went through and seeing if there’s any other issues that I missed. So far, I’ll only have about three notes. Once everything is in place, you’ll get all the details.

Once I send that in today, I’ll concentrate on revisions for my current WIP. I want to address the comments one of my beta readers gave me. After that, I want to give it at least one thorough proofreading edit before I consider shopping it around to anyone.

That’s the week. School has been going well but has been a grind as it inevitably becomes in the first part of November. More than a few people at my school, students and staff alike, are looking ahead toward the Thanksgiving break. Staying at home and working on revisions sounds pretty relaxing to me.


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This week I deleted my Facebook and Twitter apps from my phone. It’s turning into a experiment to see if it’s healthier for me mentally. I deleted them on Wednesday and my screen time app said my usage dipped 14 percent. We’ll see how long this lasts.


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It’s a weird feeling writing this on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. One of my great-grandparents served, but otherwise I don’t have a personal connection to it other than one of the most influential historical events ever, one that still shapes the world today. I would imagine that the people of those times experienced them with a mix of fascination, exhilaration, and horror. Given today’s world, I think I can relate.

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