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30 December 2020

 Song mood: I Melt with You by Modern English.


Tasks for tomorrow.  Edit a segment of my serial fantasy novel.  Write a segment and a half for the serial fantasy novel.  Possibly brainstorm the rest of the novel.


Goals for next year:


1. Self-publish a fantasy novella.

2. Self-publish a mystery novel.

3. Finish serial novel and self-publish the finished series.

4. Work on a ‘how to’ book on writing and self-publishing.

5. Read 30 books.


Currently I still listening to Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon.  While it’s not great, it isn’t bad.  A lot of dialogue and description.  Very detailed scenes.


Currently I’m reading The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie.  It’s a murder mystery where the chief suspects are witches.  Of course, by the end, there will be rational explanations.  So far, the book is far different from the Amazon series staring Rufus Sewell.


Today I had an age old debate: should I buy Adobe Indesign and learn how design book covers?  Indesign is a spendier program than Word or Microsoft office and would take a lot more time to learn.  I would prefer to work with a designer.  One of the advice given in the book Just Write by James Scott Bell was a writer should spend thirty minutes a day connecting with other writers and artists.  Which, I would love, only it’s been tougher to do that over the past year.


So another goal for next year is to make more connections with writer’s and artists.  Fingers crossed that the vaccine returns things back to workable normal.


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