Writing In Private

At the beginning of August I noted that I had found great wisdom in Dean Wesley Smith's posts about following Robert Heinlein's rules for writing and a great many other aspects of the business and pleasure of writing books. Smith writes a daily blog post in a series he calls "Writing In Public", in which … Continue reading Writing In Private

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 5

Saturday We started out the day taking Elizabeth to her first gymnastics lesson, which was fun. Following that, I had some time to work on my stuff before we headed out to play some live poker. That took a long time, because it always does when you finish in the money and almost win. By … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 5

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 6

Sunday I got up rather early this day, around seven-thirty in the morning. First thing, I needed to get the oil changed on the car, and buy some groceries. That wound up taking until past noon. Next, there was a big meeting of Elizabeth and her cousins at their grandmother's house, so I had the … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 6

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 4

Friday I like to do special things with my daughter on Fridays and, hey, it was Friday again, so off we went to the Mesa Public Library, riding the new light rail extension to the end. I had never been in the Mesa Public Library before, and it was kind of nice. Elizabeth found a … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 4

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 3

Thursday In the morning I went to what was supposed to be a doctor's appointment. Instead, I walked into a situation where temp workers were sabotaging my provider to try to force the patients to get service from the same workers at a different provider for jacked-up costs. So, after checking in and waiting 45 … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 3

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 2

Wednesday After the late night work last night, I got a late start today. It was another day with my daughter, and we went swimming around noon. Somehow I missed sunscreen on one shoulder and got a little burn, which was more weird than painful. I spent most of the day taking care of some … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 2

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 1

Tuesday As has been standard lately, I spent the day with my daughter, squeezing work in where I can. There was a lot of cleanup here from the big storm Monday night, but we were not affected too much personally. Writing Finishing the checks of Taxi Adventure took much more time than I thought it … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 2, Day 1

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 31

Monday Another Monday making it work with my daughter on board. We went swimming in the morning. She likes Project Runway, so we sketched a vest then made it out of paper. It turned out okay, but she really liked it. I tried to adhere to my schedule, and I managed to get some work … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 31

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 30

Sunday After a morning trip to services at UUCP, I had the rest of the day to lounge and work on my stuff, both of which I did. Writing I worked through more of the final smoothing for Taxi Adventure, which involved more decisions regarding time of year, use of celebrity names, and so on, … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 30

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 29

Saturday I unexpectedly had the opportunity to spend the day with my daughter and my parents, and that's what I did. Writing I didn't turn my attention to Taxi Adventure until late in the evening, when I began to work through the final smoothing that the text needs, and then I got some of that … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 29