Stopping Point

Page 50.

That’s all I’m gonna get today.

You know it; I know it; we all know it.

I have to be happy with page 50…

Okay, so page 50.

Will someone carry me home now? I’ve reached page 50 and I’m too tired to walk.


13 thoughts on “Stopping Point

  1. drglo September 22, 2007 / 11:07 pm

    Fifty is fantastic given the fact that you have, in fact, been SICK.
    Your goal is eighty, right, by when?

  2. jadepark September 23, 2007 / 2:08 am

    page 50 is a lot! i know that you aimed for more, but pat yourself on the back. i’d carry you home (or at least put you in a wheelbarrow and wheel you home) if i could!

  3. nova September 23, 2007 / 6:46 am

    Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. That’s how I feel the next morning, but I’m going back in for more.

    I have to turn in text for 80 pages by Friday. Problem is, with a full-time job I can only count on getting real work done on the weekends. Once I write to the end of this, it’s still a first draft and will need to be read over and line-edited. (I don’t think it’s very good right now, and I’m nervous.)

  4. drglo September 23, 2007 / 9:07 am

    Any sick days at your full-time job, just to get the damn thing done?

  5. weltschmerz September 23, 2007 / 5:54 pm

    Stay where you are, I will be right there. With a grocery cart full of pillows.

    See? I know about these things.

    Please say this building you’re in has an elevator.

  6. nova September 23, 2007 / 9:27 pm

    Page 69. I’m going to bed.

  7. jadepark September 24, 2007 / 12:54 am


    sorry nova: I *had* to type that.

    I am cheering you onward. Really, I am, despite my Beavis and Butthead comment.

  8. sognatrice September 24, 2007 / 5:25 am

    Oh, 69 now! Look at you go! It’s better than 68, right?

    I have tagged you for a writing meme, btw:

    5 strengths as a writer

    I hope you’ll play!

  9. strugglingwriter September 24, 2007 / 8:02 am

    Great job. I can’t write one sentence let alone 50 pages when I’m sick.

  10. LK September 24, 2007 / 12:47 pm

    keep going. I’d take 50 over zero any day…

  11. courtney September 24, 2007 / 4:45 pm

    Hang in there! You have an internet full of writing cheerleaders who are totally chanting your name!! Instead of pom-poms we have uhm. Pencils! And literature!

  12. nova September 24, 2007 / 9:12 pm

    So I caved… I asked the editor for an extension. Thankfully, I got it. The new deadline is Monday.

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