Blogging Antithesis: Day 7 | Literary Abominations

Blogging Antithesis: Day 7

Yesterday afternoon, I crashed hard. Got involved in a long hike that triggered a migraine, so I lost the night shift.
On the upside, I woke up this morning seriously refreshed, today was a great day.

First shift and second shift was where I got all my booth time. Hit the beach between the two shifts, got lunch too. Gorgeous weather today, great agate hunting, and got the dog completely shagged out (which, trust me, when you’ve got a 1-year-old Malinois, is a very good thing).

After second shift, I grabbed some dinner and watched an episode of The Blacklist, which is top-notch Antithesis fuel.

Third shift was nonfic–I got some notes back from the betas on the new nonfiction book and had to do some surgery on how the book was organized. As a result, I added about five thousand words to the length and reflowed the concepts, and wound up with a book that’s got a much more coherent feel, that should be a lot more useful to the people who pick it up and read it than it would otherwise have been.

Fourth shift, Wiseguy went back on in the background and I got to working on the BIG book. Got interrupted by a 40mph hit and run happening right outside my window (gotta love spring break–fortunately, nobody was hurt). I had to go play witness, which ate up an hour and a bit, but I got back to work with a little time left in the night, so I got what I could done. A little less than half as much as I wanted (I was aiming for 3k), but still not too shabby.

This twisted little adventure is growing fast, and it doesn’t even feel like I’ve scratched the surface on it yet. But oooh boy are you guys gonna have fun with this when it’s done!

Today it was all about Marian and Cassy–I left both of ’em in really tight spots at the end of Book 2, and today was time to start working them out backwards.

So, here’s the Antithesis word count tallies for the day:
Starting word count for writing: 15,344
Final word count for the day: 18,474

18474 / 120000 words

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After a childhood in academia, J. Daniel Sawyer declared his independence by dropping out of high school and setting off on a series of adventures in the bowels of the film industry, the venture capital culture of silicon valley, surfing safaris, bohemians, burners, historians, theologians, adventurers, climbers, drug dealers, gangbangers, and inventors before his past finally caught up to him.

Trapped in a world bookended by one wall falling in Berlin and other walls going up around suburbia and along national borders throughout the world, he rediscovered his deep love of history and, with it, and obsession with predicting the future as it grew aggressively out of the past.

To date, this obsession has yielded over thirty books and innumerable short stories, the occasional short film, nearly a dozen podcasts stretching over a decade and a half, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring the world through the lens of his own peculiar madness, in the depths of his own private forest in a rural exile, where he uses the quiet to write, walk on the beach, and manage a production company that brings innovative stories to the ears of audiences across the world.
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