Friday, December 23, 2011

Eleven Days For Writing

On the eleventh day of Christmas the Book World gave to me...


Eleven days for writing...
Ten Lame excuses...
Nine procrastinations...
Eight Bloggy Squeeings...
Seven Activisms
Six Plots-a-Brewing
Five RE-JEC-TIONS
Four Steampunk Stories
Three Co-zies
Two Fabul-Agents
And the notice of a best selling book!


Man, oh, man... See, the University I work for, in lieu of several 3-day weekends (I don't get the Mondays for MLKH or President's day for instance) gives us 4 seasonal days to be taken in December or January, but they SUGGEST (and I am all for) using them between Christmas and New Year—most of the U shuts down, so unlike OTHER vacations, I don't have to play catch-up after. Nobody was there creating work in my absence. I took today as an extra vacation day for good measure--that one was mostly about liking to anticipate Christmas... not wanting Christmas Eve to be too swamped. Tomorrow is holiday, today I do laundry and clean the bathroom... and make cookies... more cookies. Oh, and fudge...

My boss, the hardest working person I know, will work next week—she is an MD and the hospital still has to be covered. But I really hope she takes her family time, too. So the stuff related to what I do, will hopefully get a break.

My PLAN *buwahahahahahaha * is to do 3000 words a day up to Christmas (2 sprints a day ought to cover it) and then 3 sprints a day after until I am done with this draft. (if you are a virgin to the idea of sprints, I wrote a post about them here)  I am SO EXCITED!

Once that is over, I will start my Legacy rewrite for ABNA as... it's COMING, but more on that next week as I try to entice the lot of you into participating...



So happy Christmas Eve Eve to all of you!

10 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Yay for your most NAKED sprints!!
:-)

Hmm... I can smell the cookies already!

Take care
x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Work that plan Hart!
Glad you won't be overwhelmed when you return from holiday vacation. That always sucks.
Merry Christmas!

Michael Offutt, Supra-Genius said...

May no birds pepper your manuscript with poo as you walk and edit under the sunshine.

C D Meetens said...

I hope you manage to meet your targets. Great that you have a nice period of time off to try to fit in some writing.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hope you accomplish those goals. Merry Christmas!

Rebecca Bradley said...

Merry Christmas and I hope you can get those words down.

Tonja said...

I plan to have sprints of doing nothing next week. Good for you that you're so motivated. Have a great holiday and enjoy your break.

mshatch said...

Happy writing :)

Trisha said...

It's Christmas Eve here now! :) Have fun with your sprints Hart :)

Helena said...

Hope your naked sprinting doesn't wear you out, you hard working writer you!