January 15th, 2007

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a challenge

Michele Hauf's just finishing up a challenge she and a friend are doing: rough draft their books in 10 days. Gail Dayton is doing a 20 pages a day for two weeks challenge.

Anybody wanna join me in something similar? The next book up for me is HANDS OF CHANGE, the third and final book in the Old Races Negotiator trilogy. It's supposed to come in around 125K, so no way am I going to do a draft in 10 days (12K a day for 10 days? I'd spend the next two months lying on my back drooling.), but 20 pages a day, excluding weekends, for two weeks would do some serious damage to the first half of the book.

I wouldn't ask other people to do 20 pages a day, just to do whatever goal they wanted to set for themselves. Me, I like a little competition... :)

Anyone up for it?
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Mnnghg. Sleepy. Went forth this morning to walk, but it was two particular kinds of unpleasant, so I only did a mile and a smidge. But it cleared up this arternoon, so we walked to the store to buy milk and packing tape, so I did about four miles today despite myself. Seeepy.

I even wrote a tiny bit today! 1600 words, which is a far cry from the 20 pages I was touting earlier, but hell, I wrote, which is something, at least. :)

Regarding a 2-week challenge: I think my inclination is to start next Monday. Of course, if I start having 5K days tomorrow I'm not going to complain, but starting next week kind of gives people a chance to get their ducks in a row if they want to play along.

*laughs* You want to talk about a small, small world: this morning I went to read an interview with HQN editor Leslie Wainger at Riding With The Top Down, a romance authors' blog, and the top photo on the interview page made me stop and stare.

Because it looked real damned familiar.

I sat there staring at her photo for like half an hour trying to decide if we'd talked to her or if she just seemed familiar because it was TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE that we could've been in the same place at the same time and not. *laugh* Small small world!

ytd wordcount: 3400
miles to Dunharrow: 54