Aug
2010

After the Pitches: Day Fifteen

Monday, August 23, 2010
Okay, I’m taking a new tactic under advisement: pretending that my writing is like a job. Well, it is a job, but taking it more seriously.
I got up and got showered and dressed (a good start). I planned on starting my writing at 8 AM. Here’s how it went:
8:00 all ready late
8:01 still late
8:02 started this blog
8:03 – 8:07 working on blog
8:08 clean up desk of filing crap
8:09 open document
8:10 need to find glasses and warm up coffee
8:11 started work
8:18 decided that the book is just fine in third person. I just need to add more details and make it a little funnier.
9:55 I’ve been writing all this time; and I’ve gained 1,703 words. Time for a food – and Chihuahua loving – break
10:15 full belly and a cup of coffee; so back at it – one-handed because I have a love-seeking Chihuahua in my arms
11:46 as Winnie the Pooh would say “this looks like a good place to rest” I finished 2,005 words today. And I got reacquainted with my story. It’s dog-gone good. And when I “beef it up” a little more, it’ll be really good.
A good day’s work. And the first number listed after “Manuscript” now. It now says “Manuscript = 1”!
Bravo!
Deadline has changed. I want to be finished with the initial writing by Tuesday, August 31 and done with the whole thing by Friday, September 24, 2010.
Procrastination = 9
Grossed-out Factor = 1
Life = 4
Manuscript = 1

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