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Sunday
Mar262006

Killing the ones you love

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I've been busy with the rewrite all weekend. Dancing around it. Writing around it. Then finally lining up the first few chapters of my WIP and shooting them in the head. And what did you do all weekend?

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I spent a weekend NOT writing, Jamie. It was blissful.

Now I'm cranking out words in my ms.

Adam
March 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Hurtubise
Well, good for you! I was not nearly as productive. Wrote the weekly column yesterday and changed the sheets on my bed. Whew! Exhausting.
March 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKarl
Avoided the novel by getting my hands on an Xbox 360.

Goodbye writing career, goodbye.
March 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Hatadi
I did writing-related stuff--writing group meeting, book festival. Worked on a pitch sheet for an agent appointment I have next week.

But no actual writing. Bad writer, bad!
March 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJaye Wells
Ah, the Xbox 360. It needs a Surgeon General's Warning on the side. I want one badly. (So bad, I'm using adverbs to express my desire). I want an Xbox the way a fat kid wants cake.

Must. Resist. Urge.


March 26, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjamie
Daniel - where'd you get it? Who had it? Bastard. I mean that, of course, in the nicest possible way, but still. Bastard.

I routinely blow away the first chapter or two. I always seem to start the early drafts with stuff I need rather than stuff the reader needs.

I'm working on a third draft too. Did a little last night, but otherwise I don't work on weekends!
March 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJen
I love to work on weekends. I get restless/crazy if I don't. When I'm rewriting I work on it every day until I'm done. (It's that OCD thing again).

March 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjamie
...I drew cartoons.

Suddenly I don't feel very productive at all.
March 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterC. Rooney
It's more productive than watching cartoons...
March 28, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjamie
I'm recovering. I just birthed a big first draft. Now I'm trolling through older bookmarks looking for the weirdest thing I can amuse myself with.

Wait, I don't think that came out right.
March 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAlphabeter
That's okay, Alpha. As John Lennon said "whatever gets you through the night".
March 31, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjamie ford

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