Wednesday, October 7, 2009

WIP Wednesday

Hey guys, sorry about not answering any comments on that last post. As you know I've been pouring myself into my manuscript and I haven't taken much time out for anything else. And when I say I 'haven't taken much time', I mean I really haven't done anything else.

Just been writing.

Literally. I've been missing meals, getting less than five hours of sleep a night, and ignoring each and every real world attempt to delay the finishing of my book. And let me tell you, that lasts one's like a swordfight -- block, parry, lunge, riposte... (and that's all the swordfighting words I know).

For the past month, I've been writing fifteen pages a day**, but since my last 'WIP Wednesday' update, I've gotten that up to twenty-five. No exaggeration. I really started to think I could finish that sucker today, but then my kids all had the day off from school and they've been tapping me on the shoulder and whining and saying things like, "Please Daddy, don't blog today, spend time with us instead."

Pshaw... kids just don't get it, do they?

So I'll finish it up tomorrow. Friday easily. And then I can go back to being a lazy slob who wastes his time playing Uno and Skip-bo and X-Box with his kids.

Or maybe I should start editing, I don't know.

(**I'm legally obligated to disclose that this figure does not include weekends. I'm in no way a writer on the weekends because weekends still belong to my family.)


Keri Mikulski said...

Yay! So glad to here you're writing.. Enjoy!! :)

K. M. Walton said...

It's like a speeding train isn't it, writing? There is no way you can stop when you get going - at least that's how it is for me, and evidently you.

I say roll with it, don't fight it.

Debra Lynn Shelton said...

In-freaking-sanity!!! I honestly didn't think that was humanly possible. Kudos to you, my friend. I'm in awe.

Bryan B. said...

Can I play W.I.P. Wednesday too?

Kelly Polark said...

Keep on truckin, V! That is unbelievably awesome!

Anonymous said...

Rah rah, sis boom bah! If there is one place where you never have to apologize for your absence because you're busy writing, it's your this blog. Write, crazy man, write!


Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Wow! Congrats on all your progress!

Ray Veen said...

Keri -- Thanks, lady, when I grow up, I want to be just like you.

KM -- A speeding train or a crashing aircraft. Take your pick.

Debra -- That's me: in-freaking-sane in the membrane.

Bryan -- I shall allow you to participate, but I shall have to charge you double the normal admission.

Kelly -- You know what? You're just a really great blog buddy. Thanks for checkin in even when I don't return the favor.

Mercedes -- I'm very relieved to hear that we don't have to apologize for writing-absences here. And yet I am left with these vague feelings of guilt...

Cate -- Thanks, buddy. You kickin out some pages too?