Sunday, June 7, 2015

Writing in Public - Year 1, Month 7, Days 1-7

Michael Salsbury

My adoption of Dean Wesley Smith's Writing in Public challenge continues.

This week begins Month 7 of the challenge.

On Monday I managed to write a short journal entry (165 words) and some opening lines (292 words).

Tuesday, I wrote a post for Begin Brewing (588 words) and a journal entry (434 words).

Wednesday, I wrote some discovery work for the ASL Mimas Object story (1483 words), a short Columbus Beer Scene post (81 words), and a journal entry (873 words).  I also began attending the Origins Game Fair at the convention center.

Thursday, I wrote another bit of discovery work for the ASL Mimas Object story (980 words).  I also attended two good writing seminars at Origins, which will probably result in articles for How to Write Fiction in the coming week.

Friday, I stayed home and brewed a beer.  This gave me material and photos to write a product review (504 words) for Begin Brewing and a walkthrough of brewing a beer using a Brewer's Best kit (2096 words).

Saturday I was back at the convention and attending seminars and panels on writing.  I didn't accomplish any significant writing, but did capture my seminar notes in Evernote for later use.

Sunday I attended the 20th Annual Meet the Brewers event at Barley's Ale House across from the convention center.  I had the opportunity to meet most of the major professional brewers in town and talk with several of them.  This resulted in a 560-word post for Columbus Beer Scene.  I also wrote a journal entry covering most of the week (697 words).



Short Stories:
  • The Mimas Object (a story in the Alliance universe): 2,463 words
  • Writing Notes Taken: 1,160 words
Blogging and Journaling:
  • Alliance of Sentient Lifeforms (ASL): 0 words
  • Begin Brewing: 3,188 words
  • Columbus Beer Scene:  641 words
  • How to Write Fiction: 0 words
  • Windows Desktop Administration: 0 words
  • This Blog: 253 words
  • Journaling:  2,169 words
Opening Lines, Paragraphs, Pages:
  • Opening Lines Written: 8 lines (292 words)
  • Opening Paragraphs Written: 2
  • Opening Pages Written: 0

THIS MONTH - TOTAL WORDS: 10,166 (avg. 1,452.3 per day)



Record Word Counts:
  • Day:  8,693 (March 29, 2015)
  • Week:  20,589 (April 6-13, 2015)
  • Month: 56,486 (March 2015)
Month of ChallengeWords WrittenDaysWords/Day
December 201420,75431669.5
January 201516,01831516.7
February 201547,660281702.1
March 201556,486311822.1
April 201545,443301514.8
May 201531,243311007.8
June 201510,16671452.3
TOTAL WORDS227,770189
Avg. Words per Day1205.1

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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