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31 January 2009 @ 04:51 pm
pilates & p…writing…  

I did my Pilates FOUR WHOLE TIMES this week. The beginner’s workout is definitely easier than it was, although it’s also still a good workout. Another week and I’ll nerve myself up to trying the intermediate one, which I haven’t even looked at. I also did 8 push-ups fairly easily today (though I didn’t do any upper body workout, which I’d done last week before trying my push-ups), and am considering incorporating them as a regular part of my workout in another week. But not before then.

I can’t quite decide how to handle this whole book disaster. I’m considering the possibility of getting up early MWF to swim at 7am instead of 8, which would get me home and writing by around 9, assuming I didn’t stop to dick around on the internet between getting home and going to work. This would ideally lead to writing a chapter in the morning, breaking for lunch and a walk, and writing another chapter in the afternoon.

It could also, somewhat less ideally, lead to utterly frying my brain. I haven’t had any successful 5K days in a long time, or, rather, last I tried, I’d have one and then not write for three days. Not really a win. But I haven’t even /tried/ that since August, when I finished WALKING DEAD, so I donno, perhaps I’d survive it. Even just a week of that would get me close to back on track.

On the other hand, writing a chapter every single day would too. The thing is, I know I’m not going to write *every* day. My editor’s okayed the book being a bit late–”I’d rather have it right than right on time,” she said–but I haven’t turned a book in on time in two years and it pisses *me* off, so this is not so much about permission as determination. So I donno. *wibbles grumpily*

OTOH (that must be 3 hands, now), there are bbq ribs and potato salad for dinner, and pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. Clearly things are not all bad.

ytd wordcount: 31,800 (oh look, I broke the 1K a day average. go me. @.@)
miles to Dunharrow: 171.2

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: pensivepensive
wednesday childewedschilde on January 31st, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
mmmmmmmm.... bbq ribs.

next time you come out... we have to take you to phil's.

Lady Doomlithera on January 31st, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)

Darling, do what you need to. I know it seems obvious but sometimes that helps make the decision.
The Green Knight: Determinationgreen_knight on January 31st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
that must be 3 hands, now

May I reccommend 'on the third tentacle' which I have successfully used for several years now - you never run out of tentacles.
irishkateirishkate on February 1st, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
Hey - you are not late with a book until they call you and tell you to stop at the next paragraph and that the motorcycle delivery man is on his way around to collect it.

Which ever way you go I know you, you will work as hard and as fast as you can to get the book done as best you can get it. Neither you nor anyone else can ask you to work faster or harder. And remember most of the 'late' books in the last few years were late because of someone else setting the whole queue behind in time.

Meanwhile I love the comment about tentacles!
Dinidamedini on February 1st, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Swim at 7, home and straight to work, then a reward of internet time before lunch if you've been productive. You can come on and tell us how it's going!
kitmizkit on February 1st, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
Ah, but that begs the question "does anybody actually care?" :)