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A day in the life

Writing fiction is a strange, absorbing, somewhat magical process. But to the casual observer, it's probably akin to watching iron rust.

This was my writing day, yesterday as I worked on the new book, from about 6:30 am to 2:30 pm at one frame every 30 seconds. With breaks of course for caffeinated beverages, checking emails, taking phone calls, juggling flaming chainsaws...

Tomorrow will look a lot like yesterday.

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Reader Comments (6)

Haha, I LOVE this. (And I would be vaguely ashamed to show my own Day in the Life from today... Which is a good sign that I need to focus more.)

I see that you use Word, but a modified template of some sort. Did you create it yourself?

I switched to Scrivener recently (my second try) and I love it.
June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristan
This was really cool to see, Jamie! How did you capture the shots? Yeah...my day would not look nearly so productive!
June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChandler Craig
HUH! I'm not a speed reader. No clues in the instant replay, and stop action either. I kind of like the tune, however...
June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé
Kristan--My wife uses Scrivener and loves it. I'll probably try it out on the next project. Hard to break old (and tired) habits though.

Chandler--I used a program called Gawker. Really easy.

Dave--Gawker actually captured everything hi-rez, so I uploaded a smaller version to YouTube, otherwise you'd be able to read everything. Once the book is out I'll probably re-post another "Day" with all of the pages visible.
June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Oh, and the music is a snippet of Bon Iver (please don't sue me). :)

The music that I'm listening to in the actual time-lapse (from the flash of iTunes) is Laura Izibor.
June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
That's really cool. Looks like a productive day, and it is much more impressive at high speed!
June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRae

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