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

- Graycie Harmon

Monday, September 19, 2011

Almost There... Almost!

Well, today, if all goes according to plan and this stupid computer speeds up some, I will have reached my target length for Ethan Cadfael: The Battle Prince. Of course, that doesn't mean the book will be written.

I'm almost near the end, but not quite, and then there's the prologue and epilogue's to write. But hey - the extra words give me some paying room when it comes time to edit. Then, I have the rest of the year off!

That's right. You heard me. The rest of the year. Having finished three first drafts this year, I think I'm entitled to some extended R&R.

Those of you who know me aren't fooled in the slightest, are you. My compulsion to write will, no doubt take over after my first week of 'rest.' Whatever. I'll try to take the rest of the year off, anyway.

It's obnoxiously late in the morning (the computer is being especially difficult this morning), and I should hop to.

I just remembered that I forgot to schedule your weekend Forgotten English, so today you get a two-for-one special!


He that makes a glosse or comment to interpret the hard meaning of words or things.
- Edward Phillips' New World of English Words, 1598

In Blood

To be in blood, to be in good condition, to be vigorous. A term of the chase.
- Rev. Alexander Dyce's Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare, 1902


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

Nope. I'm not fooled. But seriously, three first drafts? You need to change your blog name to the Superhuman Author's Journey.


S.M. Carrière said...

To be fair, the first one was a carry over from last year.

Although now, the computer has been so slow, I don't think I'll get my target today!