Archive for June, 2004

Outline of first act complete

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

I’m about 29% of the way through moving from the section of my basic outline labeled "Opening" into the section labeled "Middle".

I’m not as far along as I had hoped, but I’m making progress.

A bit further

Sunday, June 27th, 2004

I’m about 16% of the way through the conversion after an hour on it this morning.

Currently I’d need 480-576 words/phase.

I hear someone waking up, so I’m done for now.

Phase Outline Update

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

I’m making my way through phasing the outline. I’m about 14% of the way through the basic outline.

I’ll need about 541-650 words per phase to reach my goal word count. Sounds doable, but I hope to flesh it out more in a second pass once I’m done.

Because… I am really good.

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

This is an actual letter that came in the mail today. I’ve reproduced it as accurately as possible.


Who was one of the top-selling agents for Cxxxxxxx Bxxxxx Residential Brokerage in Xxxxxx for June??


Why was I one of the top-selling agents?? Because… I am really good.

So if you, or someone you know, are looking to buy or sell a home please contact the very best.

Call Cxxxxxxx Bxxxxx Residential Brokerage
…and ask for me.

Jxxxxx MxXxxxxxx

Boy, I’m convinced!

Outlining, the next step

Friday, June 25th, 2004

I’m working on a novel. Actually I’m taking the "Only a Novel" class at Forward Motion . It’s a two year class (started in January 2004) by the end of which I should have a novel written, edited, and at least be in the process submitting it to markets.

Anyhow, my basic outline is done, and I’m now working my way through converting it to a Phase Outline. It’s going well so far, and I’ll keep you all updated on my progress.

Anyhow, Kung-Fu class has made me tired and I’m off to bed.

That’s a bit nicer

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

I played with the page design. It’s not anything special, but it’s a bit less generic. That pretty much took up my "free" time for today, so that’s it for now.

Talking in Her Sleep

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

The other night, I stayed up working on my novel outline. After that didn’t go as well as hoped I made my way to bed. I grabbed the tap light my wife had left for me in the hall and made my way to bed as quiet as can be.

"You might think I’m asleep, but I’m not." I looked over at my wife, and she hadn’t moved at all, except for her lips.

"Why aren’t you asleep?"

"I can’t breathe through my nose. It’s all stuffed up."

I thought for a moment. "Do you want me to get you a Breathe Right Strip?"

It was silent for a moment and I assumed she had fallen back to sleep. "No. I have to get up soon anyway."

"Honey, it’s 1:30 in the morning." She never get’s up before 7:30, and that’s a rarity.


Now Reading: Write Faster, Write Better

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004
Write Faster, Write Better

I am currently reading Write Faster, Write Better by David A. Fryxell. So far I am finding it quite helpful, and I hope to post a full review one I finish it up.


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004

Welcome to my blog. It’s not my first one, but it’s the one that’s here now.

Mostly I plan to use it to post about my writing.

First posts are always awkward on these things, and this one is now over.