June 28, 2017

Day 28: Short Story Marathon


Another very busy day.

#22, “Article Seventeen” out to Dean.

Wrote a story about a magician called “One Last Trick.” It’s #23 and 4,300 words. This one did some big, unexpected twists at the end that had me have to go back and revise half of the scenes. It went from one Point of View (POV) character to two. The story is better for it, but boy it made this a long day.

Heard from Dean about #13, “Life and a Starling.” Another one that needs to get out to market soon. A nice end to a long day.

Stats for Today

Strategies Employed:  Writing in the dark. Running

Lessons Learned: Man, you just never know, but keep following the story.

Words Written: 3,400

Hours: 4.25

Stories Sent to Dean: 1

Stats for Week #4

Roundup for the fourth week:

Total Words Written: 25,600
Total Hours Writing: 27
Average Words/Day: 3,640
Average Hours/Day: 3.90
Stories Sent: 6
Total Words Sent: 25,016
Average Words/Story: 4,169

Only six stories this week, but had a great time with the very long “Woody and June vs. the Ex” that blew the streak out.

Key Lesson of the Week: Let go. Have fun (repeat)

If you care to catch up on the week, here are the links: Day 22, Day 23, Day 24, Day 25, Day 26, Day 27.

Story Summary

# Story Total Words Done?
1 Woody and June vs. the Fungus-Head Zombies 5101 Yes
2 Daisy’s Heart 5800 Yes
3 The Disappearing Neighborhood 2773 Yes
4 Woody and June vs. the Grand Canyon 6070 Yes
5 Home in Time 4483 Yes
6 Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March 5972 Yes
7 The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes 2532 Yes
8 Android Eve and Adam 3512 Yes
9 A Long, Hard Fall 8475 Yes
10 Fitz’s Second Chance 2800 Yes
11 Fake Jake 1565 Yes
12 With Light Years Between Us 4670 Yes
13 Life and a Starling 2278 Yes
14 Dancing Kite 1524 Yes
15 Jump in Time 8768 Yes
16 Death by Vodka 2100 Yes
17 Death by Cookie 4094 Yes
18 Ela and the Naiad 3655 Yes
19 Is Anyone Receiving This? 1717 Yes
20 Breathing in the Stars 2400 Yes
21 Woody and June vs. the Ex 10232 Yes
22 Article Seventeen 2918 Yes
23 One Last Trick 4300 No

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Robert J. McCarter

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