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Reality Game – Day 26

As I mentioned last week, I didn’t expect to do much writing on the novel. On two different days I’d done some writing on a short story, and clocked in around 400 words on it. I found two words I threw together as a title, “Orion’s Integration.” Until today, I didn’t know where I was going with this story, but the end revealed itself today.

I had awaken shortly after 1 pm. Had a “day off” from working with my wife, but had to run to the bank after taking care of bookkeeping another errand, and make dinner: fried fish, mac and cheese, and steamed broccoli. Still had some time to work on the short story this afternoon, and was able to add another 500 words in an hour and a half.

Spent the evening with the wife after cooking. Watched a movie, ordered some products she needed, she went to bed around 1 am. After I finished some bookkeeping, fixing the front door knob, I grabbed some snacks and sat back down to write.

From about 2 am until 6 am, I typed away. Finished the short story, adding another 1550 words during that time. The short story clocked in at almost 2500 words. Not a speed demon, but that makes my total word count for today around 2000. Not bad. If I could do that every night, I’d finish that novel within a month.

Orion’s Integration I’m writing for our local writers’ club anthology. But I’ll probably post it here when I get it edited. More on that later.

Today was when I’d hoped I would have finished the Reality Game novel. As it is, I’m just under 5000 words on it. For October, I need to edit my Christmas devotional so it will be updated and ready for the Christmas season. I don’t expect that to take all my time this month, so I hope to continue to plug away at the novel too. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Until next time.

About R. L. Copple
R. L. Copple enjoys a good cup of coffee and a fun story. These two realities and inspiration from the likes of Lester Del Ray, J. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, among others, caused him to write his own science fiction and fantasy stories to increase the fun in the world and to share his fresh perspective.
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