The date stamp says the 4th, but for me it’s the 3rd still.

It’s mighty late; nearly 2AM. I just couldn’t stop until now. That’s kinda cool.

Here’s what I did.
I wrote one poem for the contest, three articles for the Marketplace, and four articles for general consumption. Yes, that makes eight! I wrote eight articles for Helium today! Wild, eh?

Here’s a link to the poem. It’s a little sweet:

I can’t link to the articles I wrote for the Marketplace, but I can describe them. They are for an entertainment site and they are quizzes. But not academic quizzes. They’re on whether you should be a hitman, or what goddess you might be. The reason I can’t link to them is because they’re not actually Helium’s. They are the sole property of the publisher, even if they don’t use them. That’s fine. I imagine at least one will get picked up. I’ll do more tomorrow.

Here are the four articles. They’re on various topics and are mildly entertaining and mostly informative:

So there you have them. I rated a little bit and intend to do a goodly amount tomorrow. Gotta keep those stars.

As for the contests, I am beginning to place in the poetry contest and am finally in contention for the top six (and sometimes the top three) in the other one. I really had better win something. I was trying to win it all, but I don’t think there’s much hope of that.

The Cabin
Anyway, as you can imagine, my day was pretty taken up by Helium. Plus I had to go out and buy our new front door, which I will pick up tomorrow. Hopefully it can be installed early next week.

But I finally got to The Cabin after Annemarie and I got back from going out to eat. Yes, we got a baby-sitter. Yes, we went to Asuka. Of course it was good.

I figured I’d do maybe a thousand, maybe 1500 words tonight. But I couldn’t stop. I wanted to keep going. So I did 3300. We are cooking right along. If I actually get this to 50000 words, I will be pleased. I’m not trying to pad it, mind you, but the character keeps wanting to do other stuff. That’s fine, too. I am at just under 37,000 words right now.


Anyway, I really have to hit the sack. Still gonna be a bestselling author, no matter how much I have to learn.

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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