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.

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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

    huhuhuhuh…”69.”

    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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