Greetings, my fellow productivity hounds. It’s project update time! These monthly blog posts help me keep track of where I am against my goals, and for anyone following along they provide a realistic look at the work of an independent author.
Nothing new to report.
Woot! The Case of the Floating Funeral is complete! Yesterday, P put our production files together and the book is in the hands of a few early readers. My final read-through gave me all the feels and the plot is nice and twisty. 🙂
I have a few more ducks to line up before announcing the release date.
Building a Writing Wiki: I’m making a writing wiki to capture my habits, practices, and knowledge about creative writing. You can find it here or by clicking the big W icon on my website’s social bar. My most recent entry is Fiction Editing Workflow. I don’t expect my wiki will be all that interesting to non-writers, and mostly it’s for me, but feel free to poke around.
Taking WMG Publishing’s “Writing with Depth” Class: I’ve had my eye on this class for a while, but because I’m working on making our little publishing business profitable, the $300 price tag held me back. WMG offered a half-off special recently and I jumped! I’m two weeks in, and the class has already surpassed my (high) expectations.
Mask Making: I’ve been sewing cloth masks for friends and family. Shout out to my friend M who dropped off two old pairs of black pants to keep me in fabric for a while longer.
Binge-Watching Bones: When you’re stuck inside for long periods of time, it helps to have something to binge watch that doesn’t require much energy. For us, that’s Bones. We’re up to Season 8, and there are four more seasons to go. We’ll need a new show in a few weeks. I’m thinking about Community.
Anyway, that’s what I’m up to. How are your projects going, blog buddies?
PS: Keep washing those paws.
The headline says a second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating while the actual quote says there is a possibility things will be even more difficult.
No, I’m not being picky here. There’s a difference between a possibility of something happening and it being likely. And how about difficult versus devastating? Those words have different meanings as well.
HEY. JACKASSES. WORDS HAVE MEANING. AND THE WRONG WORDS USED INTENTIONALLY TO MANIPULATE REACTIONS CONSTITUTES A LIE. (I scream into my coffee.)
Headlines need to summarize content. That’s true! And papers want to hook their readers. I get it. But misleading isn’t summarizing. It’s shading the truth in an attempt to get more clicks. I enjoy fiction. But leave it out of my newspaper, please oh please. Tell the (expletive) truth or get the (expletive) out of my life.
Sadly, it seems this type of fear-stoking and truth-shading is happening continuously in the media, even for critical topics like the pandemic. And even in mainstream papers. So keep your eyes sharp, friends.
Grumble-grumble… If you can’t tell the truth in a headline, why the (expletive) would I trust your article?
PS: I redacted 75% of my swears. LOL. And I’ll simmer down once I’ve finished my coffee.