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I worked as a waitress throughout college.

I waited on my husband, as a matter of fact. That was how we met.

At the time, he probably thought, “Yeeaahhh. The waitress with the long legs … gonna go see her again. Yeaahhh … gonna get her number. Gonna date her brains out for a few weeks, then move on.”


The poor man had no idea he would be shackled to me for all eternity.

I digress.

During my waitress days, we used to yell, “Coming through! Lady with a baby!” as we barged through the kitchen, meaning, “Get out of my way.”

People: I’m coming through! Lady with a book baby!

I’m actually doing this.

I’m birthing a book.

I’ve done it before. I have a completed middle-grade mermaid book (lying limply in a drawer) and a completed YA book (still bright with hopes).

But I’ve never powered through the writing process like this. Shoved stuff out of the way in order to write. Not just tangible stuff, like piles of filing and laundry and mail … but intangible stuff like lazing around in front of the TV and gardening chores.

Thank you, jbknowles.

I would have finished the WIP at some point. But your challenge means that I will finish it by the end of the year. A decent draft, anyway.

Word count for the week: 6260 words. I broke the 50,000 word mark this weekend.

I had my plot epiphany Friday night, which made the writing feel really delicious and frictionless all weekend.

Of course, it’s possible that I am just stoned on carbs and l-tryptophan.


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Nov. 28th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the great word count and so much progress!
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

You've been powering through the writing, too, haven't you?
Nov. 28th, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
good on you lady with the book baby!

Remember to breathe when the labor gets tough!
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
That breathing stuff is crap.

I'm gonna need an epidural for the last stages!
Nov. 28th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
Yay, for you!!!!!!!
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nov. 28th, 2005 11:31 am (UTC)
Oh, I feel like a proud auntie.


I'm so glad you stuck with it.


Nov. 28th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
OK, you've inspired me--as soon as the kids get off the bus I will only use my computer for writing--no email, lj or other stuff on the web.
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
No LJ?

Now that's crazy talk!

No, really ... good luck and good writing.
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Note to self: must name someone 'Jo' in the book ...
Nov. 28th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
WOW!! That is great!

If any of these books get published, or should I say when,
shall we we have JoNoWriMo in the dedication?? Or just Auntie Jo??
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)

And what a great idea!!
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
Hooray for youuuuuuuuuu!!!!!
Nov. 28th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Nov. 28th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
Quite impressed by not only your word count, but your enthusiasm. 'JoNoWriMo' has been a great kick in the butt for me as well. Congrats on your draft!
Nov. 28th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Nov. 28th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
>> Word count for the week: 6260 words. <<


And, yay! for plot epiphanies :o)
Nov. 28th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I may have called down the Wrath of Bad Luck, though, and will now write approximately 71 words between now and 12/31.
Nov. 28th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome! This gives us all hope...
Nov. 28th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
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