Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Monday, Can There be Such a Thing?


To change, transform.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1888

Just to change things up a bit, I decided to put today's Forgotten English at the beginning of the post. If you're only reading for the Forgotten English, you can stop now.

Friday, as predicted, I didn't write. That's not a bad thing as I usually give myself Fridays off anyway. Instead, I chose to read through the Beta Reader comments for The Third Prince. They are actually quite encouraging. I will be finishing that before I write the next little bit of Overlord.

Overlord is actually getting pushed back twice, as I will also be writing a guest blog post for All Things Books (who gave me that lovely review of The Dying God & Other Stories). That, too, will take place before I get started on my daily three thousand. I don't feel bad about it at all. I am so far ahead of the game, that I only need to write two hundred words to get to today's target. Of course, now that I've said that, I'll start falling behind. Isn't that the way it usually works?

Oh, in case you were wondering, the sparring workshop on Saturday went very well. I was thoroughly owned, largely because I really don't like sparring and so don't really practice sparring. I was quite mad at myself for falling so far behind, and made a quick resolution to spar more. Now I've decided I probably won't. It's not like I intend to compete. Can you imagine! Me, in a kick boxing competition? Hah (read here: not bloody likely)!

Right, there's a lot to do today, so I must sign off. Have a terrific Monday (well, as terrific as Mondays can get, anyway).


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

You always amaze me with your work ethic--and you put me to shame. Here I was all proud of myself for writing 1K before I checked my email. :)


S.M. Carrière said...

Thanks, Debbie!

It's not hard to write a great deal if you have nothing much on during a day. I am fortunate to have my workplace's blessing to write as it makes me look busy when, in fact, I have very little to do.

You should be proud of yourself! 1 000 words is an achievement in its own right. Well done you!