Category Archives: The Business

Writer’s Retreat, Day 16…

6,700 words. I’m not sure I like this new character, Weird Ricky. He’s a bit of an antisocial little jerk. Smarter than everyone, and he knows it.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 15…

5,370 words. Having trouble getting inside this new character’s head. I don’t know them yet.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 14…

Worked on the YA novel. Total: 5,100 words (and counting, not asleep yet), plus 2,300 words of notes. UPDATE: Oh, yeah, and that marks the end of chapter 1.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 13…

Visiting with friends.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 12…

Traveling for a visit with friends.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 11…

Worked on the YA novel. Total: 3,700 words, plus 1,300 words of notes.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 10…

Slept in late, recovering from holiday cheer. Visited with family. Burned trash. Went to the Y and burned off 600 calories. Did some shopping. Worked on my YA novel. Another 1,200 words. Two of the six protagonists have met, but … Continue reading

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 9…

Christmas with the family (again). Wore the shirt I got from Mom: Working on my YA novel. 200 words and counting… UPDATE: 350 words for the day. I’m starting to recognize a fundamental flaw in my opening for this book. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 8…

Flushing the shower drain. Repairing the sink. Scrubbing the shower. Scrubbing the sink. Mopping the bathroom floor. Vacuuming the living room. Visiting with family. Exchanging gifts.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 7…

Went to the Y and burned off 600 calories. Wrapped Christmas presents while watching the old Rankin-Bass Hobbit. Suddenly got a visit from some characters demanding that a 30-year-old idea was actually their story, their Young Adult SF story, and … Continue reading

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