20,447 / 60,000(34.1%) The additions here are the result of over 4 days of writing, so the gain (2,727 words) is actually less significant than it looks. I am happy that I was able to be as productive as I was, considering I was sick as a dog over the weekend.
17,720 / 60,000(29.5%) FYI: I’m catching some kind of disgusting bug. My throat and ears are throbbing; my shoulders ache and I’m freezing. But still writing, dammit.
So, you’re going along with your life. You’re doing work, school, kids, meals, writing. Grading papers, doing laundry, agonizing about the filthy dump your house is. Running maybe, talking on the phone to your mom, IMing your husband during his lunch hour. Wiping butts. Getting glasses of water in the middle of the night. Answering… Continue reading for kevin, others
17,145 / 60,000(28.6%)
The dumb thing I did today was leave for my writing session without the power cord for the MacBook. And no battery juice. So I sat in Panera and wrote in a small notebook. I won’t be able to report my word count until tomorrow, when I type up what I wrote. It was an… Continue reading the weekend runner
It was a slow writing weekend, in part because my brother is re-roofing the back part of our house, so attendant to that comes stuff I have to do (mostly cook him a hearty dinner), in part because I brought home 60 papers to grade on Friday (and finished them!), and in part because I… Continue reading a slow weekend
I got an email from D a few weeks ago, before the Albany marathon. She’s found a new run, a 5-miler two weeks post-marathon. Do I want to run it? Sure, I reply. Why not? At that moment, I am feeling invincible. My body is still in one piece; I cannot–and do not–anticipate the agony… Continue reading eastwood autumn 5-miler