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11 July 2008 @ 07:39 pm
look what happens…  

Look what happens when I get up early: I write 6400 words.

Ted and I keep getting up later and later and I get visibly less accomplished the later I get up, so last night he set the alarm for 6am. This is horrible, but I actually frequently wake up around a quarter to six anyway, so it wasn’t really that traumatizing. And I was writing by 10 to 7, and, although I didn’t write particularly quickly, I did write a lot. Oh, and broke 60K on the book, which is nice.

In the meantime, Ted has been a damned Hero of the Revolution. He’s been keeping the house clean, has unpacked, has put up art, has organized the computer room, cleaned the living room, cooked all the dinners, made scones and muffins a couple of times, and has just been very very wonderful while I’ve been holed up in my office working. He is the Very Best Ted.

For some reason, despite getting up at 6:15, I’m not particularly tired. I keep waiting to crash…

ytd wordcount: 268,400
miles to Isengard: 86.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: workingworking
jennifer_dunne: Princess Flower Bearjennifer_dunne on July 11th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yea hooray for the Very Best Ted!
And congrats to you, too, for getting so much writing done.
cinnamonbitecinnamonbite on July 11th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I can't even type coherently until after 11am.
ladynladyn on July 11th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Some day when I grow up I'm going to be able to write that much in one day too. You seriously amaze me with the speed at which you write. Hope you don't mind a teeny bit of hero worship. :) Even if you do, you don't have much choice in the matter. :D
kitmizkit on July 11th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Honestly, many people can't do this. The praise is lovely, of course, but it sometimes kinda worries me when people talk about wanting to do what I do, or comparing themselves to me in terms of writing speed. Everybody writes at their own pace. Mine happens to be quite fast when I'm on the ball (or when I've spent 8 hours at the computer, which is basically what I did today), and it's cool to try to attain it, but, y'know, mostly, just write, and don't worry about what other people are doing. :)
Pamela: Olliejeditigger on July 11th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
You must have a whole case of what Stephen King has called "ass glue" to keep a writer's butt in his or her chair.

And congrats for getting that early start. I think it helps heaps. More congrats on the awesomeness of Ted. Can you clone him? :)
princessalethea: Princessprincessalethea on July 11th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Ted is a beautiful, beautiful man.