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07 August 2008 @ 07:28 am
attempting to psych myself up…  

I got up a couple minutes after 7 and wandered in to my office to start writing. Felt drowsy and considered going back to bed. Then the garbage men came and I had to run and put the garbage out, and then I thought, well, maybe I just need some fuel, so I had breakfast and checked my email, and, well, now I’m blog posting and am not feeling especially interested in working on my book. I think I’ve entered the Novelist’s Event Horizon. I’ve got just a bit over 20K to go on the book and I’d kind of just like to be done with it already. This would be a bit less mutter-worthy, perhaps, except I keep having Plans to get, you know, ZILLIONS OF WORDS written, and keep coming up around 3K. Nothing is wrong with 3K. 3K is in fact quite decent. It’s just that 3K a day won’t get the book done by Sunday, which I’d really like. However, unless I have a stupendous writing day in the next 72 hours, the book *won’t* be done by Sunday. Damn.

Yes, I know, my life is very hard.

Arright. I’ll go work now.

ytd wordcount: 294,800

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
(Anonymous) on August 7th, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
sneaking up on work
I like to creep up on work and catch it unawares...I'm just checking a footnote here..ladida...getting a few images for the powerpoint...nothing to see here at all...just fixing that sentence...BANG! GOTCHA!
kitmizkit on August 7th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
Re: sneaking up on work
Ooh, very sneaky! An excellent plan!
Sandy Williamssandy_williams on August 7th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
Novelist's Event Horizon - I love that term. Well, actually, I hate it because it's so true.
kitmizkit on August 7th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
I really need a NEH icon, but I haven't quite figured out how to properly iconize it yet...
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on August 7th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
Clearly an animated icon of text scrolling into the horizon (or into space) ala the opening for Star Wars but with a horizon! :)
desperancedesperance on August 7th, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
Ugh. I've been sitting at the desk here for half an hour, and I've written half a sentence.

My sleep is all shot, and inside my head feels like runny egg. I like runny egg - but not in my thinking-bits, y'know?
kitmizkit on August 7th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
I don't even like runny eggs OUTSIDE of my thinky bits! *sympathizes with you*

Ok, this is enough whining on both our parts, eh? It is time for us to snap to. *snap snap*
sammywolsammywol on August 7th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
Love the icon! Tres piratical! Seriously though, reading your writing posts is occasionally reminiscent of reading Oprah's dieting diaries where she feels lousy over having eaten something calorific 'today' and endless promises to starve and work out 'tomorrow' in a rolling exercise of disappointment with herself. I know you have deadlines as well as a stonking great heap of 'things to do next' when the current book is done. Still, please tell yourself, now and then, 'I am doing great today!' and feel good about catching the Longford garbage guys at the very least. :)
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sammywolsammywol on August 7th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Terrifying ain't it?! Although Oprah would not look half so impressive in a Bon Jovi T-shirt.
kit: haveanicedaymizkit on August 7th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
In what fashion are Oprah and I alike, aside from both being multinational millionaires with extensive charity operations and our own television shows and magazines?

Oh wait. :)
sammywolsammywol on August 7th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
You are both too hard on yourselves. Apart from that, not a lot really, although you were great in The Color Purple ;)
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on August 7th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
I wish I was writing 3K a day. I'm still in editing hell.
Pamela: Baby bear push!jeditigger on August 7th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Maaaaaaan, that sounds unpleasant. Hang in there. WE KNOW you can do it!
wednesday childe: kasugewedschilde on August 7th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
:::uploads mongolian beef and fried rice:::

we're going to dim sum today. i'll have some walnut shrimp in your honour. it's the least i can do.