The Journal: Strange Goings On

In today’s Journal

* Quote of the Day
* Strange Goings On
* Of Interest

Quote of the Day

“Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.” Will Rogers

Strange Goings On

Today’s post is all about the “Of Interest” section. None of the links there are to posts about writing, and all are a degree or two off-kilter.

The most entertaining of the posts is easily the second one, which is about Basil Rathbone, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. The fourth post, the one by Nathan Bransford, evoked rolling eyes and a quiet “Well, duh.”

I commented briefly on each post. I could comment further, but I’ll leave that up to you while simultaneously hoping you actually have better things to do.

Talk with you again later.

Of Interest

See “Close Brush With Death” at https://deanwesleysmith.com/close-brush-with-death/. Well, not really. More of a yawn-fest. I included this one mostly for the mention of Dean’s current Kickstarter.

See “The Butler Did It” at https://killzoneblog.com/2022/07/the-butler-did-it.html. Entertaining trivia.

See “Everything Everywhere All in One Novel” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/everything-everywhere-all-in-one-novel/. Included mostly for the first paragraph.

See “Don’t count on agents and publishers to polish your diamond in the rough” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/dont-count-on-agents-and-publishers-to-polish-your-diamond-in-the-rough/. I recommend you avoid both.

See “U.S. appeals court okays Starz copyright claims against Amazon’s MGM” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/u-s-appeals-court-okays-starz-copyright-claims-against-amazons-mgm/. See PG’s take. Those silly lawyers and judges.

The Numbers

The Journal…………………………………… 220 words

Writing of Blackwell Ops 8 (tentative title, novel)

Day 19… 2117 words. Total words to date…… 41729

Total fiction words for July……… 0
Total fiction words for the year………… 45405
Total nonfiction words for July… 7350
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 101480
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 146885

Calendar Year 2022 Novels to Date…………………… 0
Calendar Year 2021 Novellas to Date……………… 0
Calendar Year 2021 Short Stories to Date… 0
Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)…………………………………… 66
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)………………………………… 8
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)………………… 217
Short story collections……………………………………………… 31

Disclaimer: I advocate a technique called Writing Into the Dark. I’ve never said WITD is “the only way” to write, nor will I ever. However, as I am the only writer who advocates WITD both publicly and regularly, I will continue to do so, among other topics.