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There Are More Ways to Write Nothing

This has actually been a good week, though short. These blog posts about my writing used to come on a Friday or Saturday, but lately they've been on Monday. So... I am trying to get back on track. It's May, after all. New month. Spring cleaning. Etc.

What? We went out on a weekday to do doctor appointment, early dinner and a movie? And tomorrow we are going to do some shopping... which doesn't involve groceries or Amazon. How is this possible?

The title in this post refers not to "not writing", but the slow progress I am making in an important part of Book 1 Part B, which turned out to be much more written in my head than actually typed up in the file. Gaack. No wonder Part B was short in word count. (evil-grin) I am hoping that once I get through this section, pages 485-506, that the rest of Part B will fly by and I can finish Edit Pass 1.

New Researches: Denmark is one of only two countries which have two official national anthems. Der er et yndigt land (There is a lovely country) and Kong Christian stod ved højen mast (King Christian stood by the lofty mast), which is primarily used at military and royal occasions, but is also sung on New Year's Eve. The first anthem originally had twelve verses, but only the first and few other parts are sung today. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow did a translation of the second anthem into English. Holbæk, Denmark, is served by Danske Statsbaner's line from Roskilde to Kalundborg, which runs through the city. Vestsjællands Lokalbaner connects Holbæk by rail to Nykøbing Sjælland. The Mo i Rana, Norway, airport just south of the Arctic Circle has an 800 meter runway. Built as part of the Norwegian STOLport network. Oh, they're building a new airport to handle jets. One site says opening in October 2015, but I can't seem to find it in Google Satellite View -- but there are clouds obscuring some of the target area, and I don't know how old the data is, so... look later.

Book 1 Page Edits (Pass 1)

The Lost Kingdom Project YA Trilogy Version 1.10 (05-01-15 Fr, 1273 pages)

Book 1 Part A (103,757 words, starts page 45) / Part B (73,897 words, starts page 380.)

And heaven help me, on the drive in to work today, I came up with an idea for continuing the story into the next generations, to around 2060... Yes, I started making some notes and putting in some writing for Book 6 of the trilogy.

The Lost Kingdom Sixth Novel Version 5.10 *** (05-02-15 Sa, 16 pages)
Book 6 (1629 words)

As you can see, it's only a dribble, so it didn't take a lot of editing time from the main section. Besides, you can't do the same thing over and over. Onward.

And... I am up to date and on schedule again. Yay.

Dr. Phil

*** Yes, Book 6 is in file 5.10. That's because file 4.10 has both Books 4 and 5 in it right now. If the series sells, it'll get moved later. Besides, book numbers clearly don't mean much at this point.

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Tags: dr phil stories, hidden history, secret history, the lost kingdom, writing

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