The Journal: Words

In today’s Journal

* Words
* Update
* Of Interest

Words

Be absolutely certain to read Kris Rusch’s “How Writers Fail (Part 6): Words” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/how-writers-fail-part-6-words/. (The other posts in the series are probably good too.)

I could have “written” an entire post by doing nothing but quoting Kris’ thoughts on getting stuck on individual words. Instead I thought I’d pass the article along to you to read for yourself. You might even want to bookmark it and read it again in the future. I know I will.

Update

The techs at HostingMatters.com continue to make progress on moving my websites over from JustHost. Once that process is finished I suspect I’ll be able to breathe again. Then I just have to learn to send out “campaigns” from MailerLite instead of MailChimp.

Talk with you again later.

Of Interest

See “15 Rules For Advertising Books” at https://davidgaughran.com/book-advertising/. I recommend signing up for his newsletter. He talks about it at the bottom of the article.

See “Marketing Strategies for Children’s Books: A Book Marketing Podcast” at https://www.amarketingexpert.com/2022/07/14/marketing-strategies-for-childrens-books-a-book-marketing-podcast/.

See “Wittgenstein at war” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/wittgenstein-at-war/.

See “Yes to the City” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/yes-to-the-city/. Be sure to see PG’s take.

The Numbers

The Journal…………………………………… 190 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… 5310
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 99440
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 144845

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.