Finally got stuff going

So I finally got some stuff done today. Here’s what I did.

I sent my proposed newsletter content to Blake at ChartedCourse. I got it to 6 pages with no problem, and checked over it multiple times. I like how it turned out. I think it looks more or less pro. I have offered to see it through all the way to printing, so we will see what comes of that.

I did apply to a job at the Friend magazine with my Church. I don’t think I will get it, as they have removed the job listing and I never heard anything.

I wrote a final draft of another outline for a Graded Reader and then sent it off to the editorial team. I also argued the case for Lost in the Zoo, but without much hope.

I then spent the last three or four hours of my work day with The Cabin. I did about 4500 words today, about 500 shy of what my goal was. But I also got a bit of a late start on it. Tomorrow I will hit 6000 words for the day. If I can do 5000 words each day, or more, I will be at 40,000 words+ by the end of the week. That will actually see it more or less finished, so that is great.

I plan to write for Helium some tomorrow, but I really need to get after the novel writing, as it is my love and true dream. I am keeping my eyes open for other writing jobs as well and may pursue some shortly.

And that’s it for now. We are going through and watching Season 2 of The Office. It is a hilarious show. I might write more, but my computer needs to be shut down, as it is slow. I really need a new laptop, but we don’t have the money now. Oh well, hopefully soon. I love writing. It was a delicious struggle to see my character through the hard times so far in The Cabin.

To those reading this, thanks. I really appreciate your support. carpe somnium

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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