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50,550, and still writing. (I'm shooting for 80K.) Dude. DUDE! I seriously did not think I would hit it. One good thing about putting writing on a schedule: I work better with a schedule. I've been getting crazy amounts of things done besides writing, so that's a first. It used to be I'd write, or I'd clean, etc. Having a few hours set aside for nothing but writing is the trick for my brain, apparently.

For those that hit your goal: WAY TO GO! (Did you have a huge grin on your face like me? I bet you did!)
For those that are getting there: DON'T QUIT!! There's still lots of time left, and don't give up!! (I was only at 27K last Thursday, no lie.)

I'm going to celebrate by buying fabric. (Hey - you drink, I create. I'm just saying I'm better than you, that's all. Ahahaha. I'M KIDDING. I'm going to booze it up, tchuh.)

I may be hitting a few of you up in a locked post soon to ask for your thoughts on this book. Obviously I won't be offended if you a) have no interest or b) have no time.



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Nov. 29th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
GO YOU!!!!!
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Nov. 29th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
You are my HERO!!!! I am so impressed!!

I can't wait to read the final product... if indeed, it's the expose about your mormon youth you've been telling us!! WHOOP!!!
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
That's just what it is! I need a min. of 30K more to make it the correct length for possible publication, but I think I can handle that...

Thank you!
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Nov. 29th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Anne!! (And you're one of the people I want to hit up as a reader/idea/editor type. I certainly won't be offended if you don't have the time/inclination)
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Nov. 29th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)


(If you wanna hit me up for thoughts on book, goright ahead--if you prefer not to, I won't be offended.)

Regarding setting aside hours, waaaay back in the day of post-grad edumacation, I interned at a late-night talk show. The head monologue writer did me the enormous kindness of sitting with me a for nearly an hour, offering advice about writing for TV. But one thing he said applies to ALL kinds of writing:

Make appointments with yourself. Keep them. If you say "I will write on Wednesday at 8 PM for at least an hour" then do it. Just like you'd keep an appointment to go see a movie, or visit a doctor.

Nov. 29th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, you've been very inspirational to me, absolutely. And you're also one of the people, being the professional and clever person that you are, that I wanted to thrust my hot mess on and ask advice/info, etc.

I've got to organize all the book's "chapters" and then you'll get a "please?" type email. :D

And I'm such a fan/stickler for schedules, I'm surprised I've not made myself do this, before. (I remember reading about Monty Python's banking hours, and thinking "it can be done.")
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Nov. 29th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
YAY! Congratulations, that's fantastic!
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Did NOT think I would do it, honestly. WHEW!!

*hugs you*
Nov. 29th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
I knew you could finish the word goal. Congratulations!
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
You knew more than me! *g* Thank you!
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
GO STONEY!!! That's awesome, 50,550 and still two days left? GO YOU!!

Ooo, what fabric are you getting??
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I want to have it all down, ready for editing before Santa-mas... (heh)

That mandarin silk I ordered is on BACK order until March. Um... I'm hoping to find another fabric/trim that I like as much so I can have living room drapes by the holidays.
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Nov. 29th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
WOOT WOOT WOOT! Congratulations! I am so very proud of you. *squish*
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
LYNNE. I really expected to bail out. (I'm glad I didn't.)

um, you are on my short list. More to come by email.
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Nov. 29th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, what am impressive acomplishment. I can't wait to read it.
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
R, I'm just amazed. Hopefully it's not a big load of dreck...

(Thank you very much!)
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Nov. 29th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Woot! You are a writing machine.

By the way, you heard what Mitt Romney said about Barack Obama and religion, right? Mr. Maren and I had shivers of ickiness.
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I missed that!! I heard him go into Rudy, and then couldn't take any more. I'm off to find out!

(And email coming...)
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
*gapes in AWE*

Dude! That's fucking awesome and the bar you've raised for yourself? Impressive and I have faith you'll hit that 80K.

*grabs thread and booze*

Speaking of booze, Wild Turkey American Honey 71 Proof Bourbon Liquer. Have you had? HEAVEN. SMOOTH SMOOTH HEAVEN.
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
I love any comment that starts with "Speaking of booze." <3

I'm unable to drink Bourbon (or whiskey or scotch) due to... an unfortunate incident at the age of 19. The Mister is a big fan of peaty. aged bourbons and scotches. He made need a bottle of this from Santa....

<3 <3 <3 <3
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU!!! (Gosh, every one's so supportive! <3s my flist)
Nov. 29th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
WAY TO GO! That's awesome.
Nov. 29th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, you (and your inspirational word counts) were a great driving force, so THANK YOU.
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Nov. 29th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Ohmygod, I can't WAIT to read it. If I can be of any help, etc. *has just spent last two days proof-reading* *although obviously does not want to be PUSHY*
Nov. 29th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oooh, you would offer a terrific opinion, as being An Outsider and Not Directly Associated with Me or My Writing and Religion!

(But keep in mind it's a humorous take on the weirdness - otherwise it would have become a 120,000 page screed.)
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Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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