Archive for January, 2010

Quick Followup for Saturday

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Sorry for not posting this sooner.  I did not get quite as much done as I hoped on Saturday, but I did make a signifigant dent.

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Sunday I reserved for doing fun things with the family. Among other things we watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, read some Paddington, and played with clay.

Turtle (close up)

Do Not Disturb: A Day for “Miracles”

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Image of the "Writer at Work" sign on my office door today.

Do not disturb

starting Point
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Here we are, halfway through January 2010 and I’ve barely made a dent working my way through the last few steps of novel revisions.  There are many reasons for this, but excuses aside, I’m feeling frustrated and disappointed with the whole thing at this point.

So rather than whine about it, I’m doing something about it.  A few days ago I noticed that today was empty on the family calendar.1  I promptly fixed this my writing in “Jay writing day”.  I expected to get some push-back on this, but I didn’t get any.2

So it’s time to put up or shut up.  The seven hundred other things that need my attention are all on hold while I try to plow through as much of this as possible today.  I’m hoping to move that progress meter all the way to the end, and get as far as I can on a “last” proofread.

I’ll be updating the progress bar on the right sidebar3 and posting updates on twitter4, and I’ll do my best to post an update tonight on how far I made it.

Wish me luck!

  1. it may in fact have been the only empty day in all of January []
  2. At least once I promised it wouldn’t affect our weekly ritual of watching an episode of the Muppet Show after dinner as a family []
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  4. unless it becomes a distraction []