Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bad Lurker!

Well, I did it again. I was supposed to post my story this morning, with Janet and her accelerator. But the truth is, I didn't finish it by this morning. Er, or start it. But before you curse me, I have a good excuse! At least a good excuse among writers ... in the past two weeks, I've done about 20,000 words on my book. I'm really blazing through it right now, and every time I sit down to do anything—if I have even a few spare minutes—I think, "But wouldn't I rather be working on the book?" So I open the file and away I go. Then every time I close the file, I miss it, and I spend all my time thinking about where I left Flynn until the next time I can steal some time to write.

On the bright side, I think I'm about 10 days away from finishing this draft ... and then you just wait! Janet will be stamping on her accelerator until her pointy little foot falls right off.


Natasha Fondren said...

Yay! That's awesome! Definitely a great excuse. I wouldn't interrupt that kind of flow for nothing.

I had a beginning I liked, and a structure I liked, but I didn't know what happened in the middle or end. And every time I sat down, I thought, "You haven't gotten X or Y done. Should you really be playing?"

Melanie Avila said...

I think 20,000 and an almost completed draft is a fabulous excuse. Janet isn't going anywhere until she stamps on that accelerator anyway.

Merry Monteleone said...

Write the book! Write the book! You can get back to Janet for a breather when you finish the draft.

(and no, there's not a writer on the planet who wouldn't understand)

LurkerMonkey said...

Thanks, everybody. I knew I could count on writers to understand!