Sunday, January 25, 2015

Writing in Public - Year 1, Month 2, Days 21-25

Michael Salsbury
I am continuing my adoption of Dean Wesley Smith's Writing in Public challenge of the past couple of years.

This past four days have seen me doing a bit of writing, and a bit of background work for some stories that I intend to write.

I wrote 1,345 words for a new blog I'm doing about The Alliance.  As I write short stories set in that universe, I'll post them on the blog.  When novels are written, they'll be discussed and linked to there.

A new home brewing blog was also set up and 2,624 words were written for that one.  It will go online in February.

I did quite a bit of opening line practice this last few days, generating 12 opening lines and a total of 293 words.  This may have been the best one.
They say a new broom sweeps clean, but the old one knows what's under the rug - which both gives it value and paints a bullseye on it.


  • This Blog: 165 total
  • Begin Brewing: 2,624 words
  • The ASL Blog: 1,345 words
  • Opening Lines Written:  12 lines, 293 words
TOTAL WORDS FOR THIS PERIOD: 4,427 words (avg. 885 per day)



  • Fully Invested: 0 words (notes and backstory)
  • The Alliance (series): 0 words
  • Alien Love Story: 0 words
  • Driven To Kill: 0 words
  • Local Gods: 0 words
  • The Black Eagles: 0 words
  • The Old Hotel: 0 words
  • Thief of Police: 652 words
Short Stories:
  • The Mimas Object (a story in the Alliance universe): 0 words
  • Introduction to Application Repackaging: 0 words
  • Troubleshooting Windows Applications: 0 words
  • Amazon Product Reviews:  0 words
  • Alliance for Sentient Lifeforms: 1,345 words
  • Begin Brewing: 2,624 words
  • Columbus Beer Scene: 2,096 words
  • How to Write Fiction: 591 words
  • Introduction to Application Repackaging: 0 words
  • Windows Desktop Administration: 344 words
  • This Blog: 1,071 words
  • Guest Posts for Other Blogs: 0 words
Opening Lines, Paragraphs, Pages:
  • Opening Lines Written: 35 lines (1,040 words)
  • Opening Paragraphs Written: 9
  • Opening Pages Written: 0
JANUARY 2015 - MONTH TO DATE WORDS: 9,453 (avg. 378.12 per day)

About the Author

Michael Salsbury / Author & Editor

In his day job, Michael Salsbury helps administer over 1,800 Windows desktop computers for a Central Ohio non-profit. When he's not working, he's writing, blogging, podcasting, home brewing, or playing "warm furniture" to his two Bengal cats.


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