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The Story Match Challenge—Day 15: July 21, 2015
15: A.M. Before
I was up later, 0500, this morning and
did not sit down at the computer until 0515. Still only about an hour for story
writing. I didn’t finish yesterday’s story challenge and today’s looks
unlikely, since I will be out of the house for around 10 hours and will come
home to chores and the need to sleep. This challenge is very educational for
teaching me what my limits are while I’m still combining two lifestyles, but at
least I’m learning what they are, while still pushing the boundary. On his blog, Dean talks about the
importance of commonsense when making a living as a writer.
Today’s short story goal is 3,200 words,
which I probably won’t make, but I can make a start. For the title I rolled 75-The Magicians and 33-Plains, which became The Magician’s
Plains or The Plain Magician.
Results – Fail
Match: Partial—The Plain Magician (sci-fantasy;
This report is actually going out on
time. It’s been a busy week, and, with exams approaching, it’s only going to
get busier. This is what happened the week just gone.
Week 1 ProgressNew
words produced: 67 + poetry and flash handwritten
and Notes: NilWorks
completed: 14 (7 poems, 7 flash fiction)Works
edited: 1 (CS initial edit for Army Boots & Stilettos)Covers
created: 0 (CS format done for Army Boots & Stilettos)Works
Entered: 0Bloggery: 1,829University
Prep and Assignments: 3,392Writing News The week just gone saw me trying to
complete a second assessment item. Unfortunately, it proved more complex than
expected, so, although I completed the words required, with 30-40 references in
place, I’m not completely happy with the result, and have decided to go over it
this week to see if I can tweak it into something more satisfactory. I also
completed the initial edit and format of Army Boots & Stilettos, but want