Chapter Fifteen: Day Fifteen of Writing a Novel in Half a Month
Last day. Unless I don’t finish the book, then I will have to find a new name for this series of blog posts. So we shall see what happens today.
Day Fifteen, Entry One.
11:30 am to 1:00 pm. I got up an hour early for some reason this morning, even though I went to bed at the same time. Not sure why, but made it to this internet computer by 11:30 am and worked on email and some other issues until 1:oo pm.
1:00pm to 1:45 pm. Over to the writing computer and stopped right at 1,000 words done in 45 minutes. That’s moving for me, but near the end of the book so always moves faster at this point.
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm. Back to more business stuff and emails.
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm. Lunch with Kris, then walked her down to our offices downstairs to get some exercise and actually get out of the building for a moment. We actually to get to the office in this same building, we go out the front door and around the block and go in another entrance. This condo complex is a full block of downtown Las Vegas. Our office is a bottom corner condo. We live on another corner on the top floor. Nice to have seperation.
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm. Back her to do more email and then take a short nap. Then to this computer to write this first entry.
Day Fifteen, Entry Two.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Wrote the first entry, then decided to get a little more exercise, so did a bunch of trips from our condo to downstairs and around, including walking to get us dinner.
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Dinner with Kris. Watched the news.
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. More email.
8:00 pm to 9:15 pm. Wrote 1,200 words on the book, then back to work on putting Pulphouse #12 together. The June issue. Then to write this entry.
Feeling pretty close to having the novel done. Another session or two tonight should do it. Thank heavens. I didn’t want to change the name of this blog series, plus these things get really repetitive. Time to be done. But it certainly has helped me become a ton more aware of how I spend my days. Every minute of my days.
Day Fifteen, Entry Three.
9:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Took a nap, then watched some Voice with Kris. Ended up with a headache, more than likely from eyestrain, so a couple of Advil and a few snacks and back in here to finish this.
11:00 pm to 12:35 pm. Wrote about 1,700 words with only one short break and got to what I think is the ending just fine. 1,700 words is a lot of words and can cover a lot of validation stuff at the end. Amazing how that works.
So for an epilog to this process, I’ll talk some about it in one last chapter tomorrow night. But now the daily schedule stuff is done. The book is done. After things calm some later next week (I am turning in a ton of projects), I’ll send the book to WMG for copyediting.
And I’ll put all these blogs together as well and fire them to them. This blog book will be a formatting nightmare. But at least it is only around 10,000 words of nightmare. (grin))