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There has been progress and today should be the wrap up of Space Mine’s first draft. I just did a page count check and it comes in at 319 pages, 96K words. So far in four days this week we are just over 10K words. 26.5 K for the month so way ahead of goal.

Space Mine finishes the first draft at 97,915. Finished 1800+ today. Uploaded videos to YouTube for Time Commanders Have written 12K for the week, 28K for the month

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Opened the mail and the first Unemployment check is in. Yahoo!

Went to the mall yesterday, it was quite, to get my watches repaired, I have 3 that needed batteries, and my eye pad in my glasses fixed. Very successful. Got to eat a nice healthy salad then fried up (in olive oil) some Tilapia for dinner.

Worked some more the last few days on the Time Commanders site. And have been writing in Space Mine. So where am I… The Last chapter which has six scenes. Finished scenes 1 and 2 already today. (4 more to go)

As of today, the numbers, 90K plus for the book, last week 16295, Monday, 2184 and Tuesday so far 2138. So ahead of my daily 1500 word goal, over halfway for the month (2/3rds) already and the month has lots more days in it.

Digitizing photos for the parents…

Just wished mom had me in better clothes, but I guess the sixties were like this for everyone.

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I did write yesterday and job hunted and all sorts of things. I even started reading the first Ruth Downie book, Medicus51liSttumSL._SL500_AA240_.jgzpCk1zs46k.jpg
In writing, on monday i did over 2500 words in Space Mine and the same amount yesterday. I am faced with some of the political maneuvering. Our hero is focused on getting the job done. Our nemesis who is his boss, wants to be sure that once the job is done, he the boss gets credit, and gets the next bigger job.

The back drop of invitations to the balls at the inauguration of a second term president is a good way of showing this. And that is where I am right now.

I did work on my Time Commanders site, battles five and six are almost complete as is downloading all videos so I have a record of the first series. In the first three days of the week, I have sent out about 50 resumes looking for work. Had my interview with the EDD about money and today will do shopping for food. Also waiting for the handyman to help with the rat issue.

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Watching the feeds live on the Apple WWDC, then gave up. I like Leo Laporte. Even more now that my cousin is the president of Twit. (Go Dane!) But it was talking heads. Even on another feed that promised live coverage it was talking heads.

So back to MacWorld where the coverage is typed in, you have to refresh the screen, but it is good. The talking heads will be doing this for days after the event on what they hear today. Apple could solve this problem by just publishing the live video feed, but that is too much to ask.

This weekend we had another meeting of the Brea Borders group and I read the beginning to chapter 12 of Space Mine, where the President arrives for an impromptu visit. It is one thing to think about how hard space will be, when we actually really start to work in it. But I put it in perspective a bit. The president of course wants the project finished so he looks good. But as he interacts in the environment he will see just how hard it is to say that the project only needs three months. What about eating breakfast. We are trained to lift that glass of juice. Use our hand to spread the butter with the knife in just such a way. On the moon, that goes out the window because the gravity is less. What about cooking those eggs. Cracking an egg will need to be retrained.

We had a new member join us and hope she comes back. Adding a whole new dimension to our group.

In any event for today I have already done 1600 words, this month the goal for weekday writing is 1500 words. Finished the editing of Chapter 2 of Graces and now have to type them into the computer. Finally got all caught up on the backlog of Forbes.

I spent some of my weekend time on Time Commanders and my new website. I now have 4 of the first 16 battles up on line. That is there are 25 battles total to be placed online, and the first 4 of the first season have their pages all done. There are several pages that go with each battle, and a lot of video, including support video from other sources, not just Time Commanders


I also spent a great deal of time, digitizing for my parents.

Here I am during my one season as a Jock. We played TBall, and I was on the pilots. I sucked…


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I actually did write on Sunday and Monday. Just over 1500 words on monday, and over 1300 on Sunday. The three day total from the weekend thru monday was over 4000. In looking at the big picture of Space Mine, things may be a little out of sequence, and I am going to have to go and document my scenes I guess so I can double check that. I also got the edits in for the first chapter of Graces over that period.

Sunday and Monday I did a lot of work on the website for Time Commanders, pretty much have the layout for each episode planned, color choices and type choices picked. But then started working with Rome Total War and tried to get the game to work and to take screen shots. No luck there.

Was able to crop a couple pictures on the Mac side of things. Still working on the other.


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I Started in the AM writing a couple hundred words for Space Mine, trying to obscure the last enemy that has to last the next 30,000 words, to the end of the book. That trail has to be tougher, has to be the thing that ends the book on.

In the middle of the day it was duty for the Curious Collectors of Baker Street, our local Los Angeles Sherlock Holmes Scion. Which means a group of people who started out loving the works of Conan Doyle and now socialize with Sherlockian themes. I came to them because they started to throw dances. I like dancing. Over the years they have all become great friends.

That really wore me out, I served and cleared and coordinated between the kitchen and the master of ceremonies. My feet are still sore.

Then coming home I wrote some more bringing yesterday to nearly 1200 words for a saturday.

In addition I worked on the first page of the Time Commanders site and recorded video for the Eighth Wonder of the World Park

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My goal for today and the week was met by finishing the additional chapter for Space Mine, and bulking up all the short chapters with scenes that round out the book. At this point, with 10 chapters, Space Mine is just shy of 57K words. Over 190 pages.

I was able to nearly 3300 pages today, and over 11.5K for the week so far. Over 64K in this four week period. I think for the next period after the writing group meets will be to step up to 1250 words a day average. Since each month I add 250 words a day goal.

I got a nice encouraging letter from my writer friend Emma Bull. Her Liavek books were a lot of fun. After finishing watching the first season of Time Commanders, I think a web site for that series is in order. There does not seem to be one on the internet, so I have begun to work on one.

In addition, Cheryl has urged that I do what I have done for our family, making videos and slideshows, as a business. Especially since we are just looking for work. So that is what I am going to do. Besides reply to job postings all day long.

In any event it has been a long day and time to go to sleep.

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