After the Pitches: Day Twenty-Three

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Today is my final day for the initial writing. I am going to write like there’s no tomorrow. I got in 865 words yesterday, but mum had two angina attacks and I zoomed over there to take care of her. I didn’t write when I was over there.
So, today, I am hoping to get several thousands of words under my belt.
It’s 8:00.
I’ve got my cup of coffee, my glasses, and my fuzzy dog is sleeping in the other room.
The keyboard and mouse have batteries and are working.
The window is open and my incense is burning.
Depeche Mode is blasting out of the speakers.
I’ve read the news, Facebook, Twitter, emails, and random crap I came across. Made comments where appropriate.
And I looked for a job.
No excuses. No distractions.
So, off I go!
8:00 – 8:30 = about 560 new words
(hungry now – didn’t take that into consideration earlier. Sigh.)
9:00 = Chihuahua in my arms; typing with one hand; watching the first season of The Sopranos
10:00 = starting back up; full belly; another cup of coffee; Chihuahua settled into her OWN BED; Supernatural is on; wrote another 100 or so words.
11:00 – end of day = gave up; apparently the one distraction I didn’t take into account just took over: filing. I would turn around (my desk is a U-shape) and bump into the pile; after the third time doing this, I got p’d off and decided to file.
That took me to the end of the day. I’m giving myself ½ for procrastination and ½ for manuscript today! Hey! I did nearly 700 words. ☺
Today’s word count: 675 words
Initial writing = TODAY! (ARG! Not done!)
Whole thing = Friday, September 25, 2010
Procrastination = 12
Grossed-out Factor = 1
Life = 7
Manuscript = 3

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