Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Well, there's only today and tomorrow left of my two week challenge and I've had to spend over a week of it working 12-15 hour days for other people, hence I'm nowhere near where I wanted to be.

Such is life. Nevertheless, I did get a little more work done, lost one more pound (hooray - finally broke through that plateau) and even wrote another page on the short erotica piece I had put on hold. I just couldn't stand seeing all three of those blue bars staying in the same place week after week. :)

Oh, well. NaNoWriMo starts Thursday, so I'll just keep plugging away through November. How are the rest of you doing?


  1. Pretty good. I'm at 20,000 words, but I had hoped to finish this (40,000 words) by Nov. 1. Hopefully I'll have some great days and just start nano a couple days late.

  2. Congratulations on the pound! I gained 2. Sniff. It was those damned fun sized candybars. It doesn't seem like I had a fun time now.

    I'm doing better with my writing. I wrote more than 12K last week. I should finish the first draft in a week.

  3. Edie & Spy, sounds like you're both doing great. :)

  4. I'm not involved in the challenge, Kate, but I found that taking a much-needed break from writing during our recent vacation was really rejuvenating. Getting back to the manuscript after 10-days away from it was good because the words and ideas flowed more easily.

  5. Daisy, glad your vacaction rejuvenated you. Your Halloween poem is the bomb! :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Travis, it looks like me too!

  6. I'm about as productive as that potato snoring in front of the computer. One or two short stories published a year. But what the hey, I've got one helluva paper trail.

  7. I feel like I'm just staring at the same bars too. I haven't been able to stay up all night yet, I keep getting too tired.

  8. All right, girlfriend. It's after NaNoWriMo. We want those final results.

  9. Hey, JR - one or two short stories a year is nothing to sneeze at!

    Christina, I know all about the fatigue. :(

    Marcia, updates coming soon. Sadly, not what I'd like them to be, but such is life. I gave it my best, which is what the challenge was about. I did what I could in the time alloted (if I hadn't had real life interfere I could have done better, but oh, well.)

    Ok, well, if I'm honest, I have to say there were maybe two days I could have done better. :P But the rest were what I could do at the time so I have to be satisfied with that.

    And super kudos to you on your new contract! :)

  10. I'm doing good (as far as painting goes.) My problem is that the local "powers that be" have already decided that what I do "isn't art." Fortunately I'm smart & individual enough to ignore them. :)

  11. Yeah, Lana, I read about that on your blog. I've seen your artwork - screw 'em. :) They don't know what they're talking about.

    It's kinda like the RWA deciding I'm not a "real writer" and my publisher isn't a "real publisher."

    Oh, well. They can think what they like. Of course, they won't be getting any more membership dues from me, seeing how I'm not a real writer.


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