Patreon Theme Poll Closed and has a Winner!

I realized when I was looking at the poll last night that I would love to have one more voter (Without having to poke the people in my Discord to break a 7-way tie) each month – so if you remember next month, please do boost the signal 😀

What should the January '21 Patreon theme be? Winning Answer Escape (motif) with 6 votes Next up Stranded World  Ice (motif)	  Trapped (motif), 5 votes each

Magic Effects pulled into the lead early, and I thought for a while it was going to win, but it stalled out with four votes.  Then Stranded World jumped to five votes (when I was trying to break a tie and ended up with a 7-way tie for a few minutes – below) and then – well, I went to bed with 13 votes and a 4-way tie and woke up with “Escape” winning.

a Giant Tie before a winner emerged


LIveWriting Day 2020 – a Summary

Live-Writing Day 2020

LiveWriting Day 2020 is in the bag!  And like everything in 2020, it was a little trickier than expected, with some unanticipated glitches, and some slog points.

But like every LiveWriting Day I’ve done, it was also a lot of fun, a success, and a very good (if long) day.

I also did this on Twitch for the first time, which means I have some numbers I wouldn’t otherwise have.

Path to Affiliate

Requirements Met

Reach 50 Followers  – 9

Stream for 8 Hours – 12.3 (this includes a couple test streams before)

Stream on 7 Different Days (well, 4 earlier test streams) 5

Average of 3 Viewers – 3.5

The average viewers throughout the day floated around 3.8.  I have four different streams yesterday because I turned it off for naps and, once, lost power for five minutes.

Of the four streams, I have the largest unique viewers at 9 and 7 for the others, so the safe assumption is I had a total of 9 viewers!  Thank you, all nine of you!

I know at least two people were in the Drive document and not in the Twitch stream – and thank you to the two of you, too! Continue reading

It’s Begun! Live-Writing Day 2020~

Good morning!

LiveWritingDay 2020 has begun!

In which I write a novella in front of you, with your help!

Streaming here on twitch:

Read here on Google Drive:

Read All About It here:

Live-Writing Day, December 27, 2020 8-10

Live-Writing Day – Last Call on Polls 2, 3 & 4 and a Question

Live-Writing Day, December 27, 2020 8-10

Hello all!

It’s the last call on polls 2, 3, & 4 so that I can finish up something of an outline tomorrow.

Link to Poll Four

Link to Poll Three

Link to Poll Two (Genres)

LiveWriting Day Page

And!  What ELSE should I put in a poll for tomorrow (Saturday), something that could be determined before the writing begins?


LiveWriting Day Poll Four!


Link to Poll Four

Link to Poll Three

Link to Poll Two (Genres)

LiveWriting Day Page

Livewriting Day

So What IS Livewriting Day?

Since I’m getting all excited about my upcoming Live-Writing Day, I wrote up a What Is LiveWriting Day!

Live-Writing Day 2020

So what IS Live-Writing Day?

Well, it’s funny you should ask…

Inspired by – who wrote several novels in live-writing events – and by Ysabet Wordsmith’s Fishbowl (which also inspired my Giraffe Calls…), livewriting is writing directly in front of your audience, where they can see (and comment on, and put input in on) your every word as written.

Here’s one more link which shows live-writing with an even more intense focus on the audience.

As for me? I open up a document and take your prompts! In previous years, I’ve done it as a series of short stories, working on longer projects when the prompts run dry, aiming for 10,000 words or more during a 14-hour day (with breaks)

This year, I’m going to do it all (or at least mostly all) on one self-indulgent story, outlined beforehand to a certain degree but with reader participation throughout.