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

- Graycie Harmon

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oops, or, I'm Such a Procrastinator!

Yeah... so... I didn't end up writing 3 000 words yesterday. I didn't even manage 1 000. The computer was slow and stressing me out... but that is just an excuse - and a poor one at that.

The truth was, I didn't much feel like writing and I think I know the reason why. I don't particularly want this book to end. I've had so much fun writing it - giggles and snickers and in-jokes that precious few people would get... I don't particularly want to be finished.

Though, I suppose, all good things come to an end. I will write today. I suppose.

You can't see me, but I'm making a frowny-face.

On with my day! Have a great Tuesday everyone.


A tune played on the horn under the windows of sportsmen to arouse them.
- Robert Hunter's Encylopaedic Dictionary, 1894

The phrase, a "hunt's up," implied any song intended to arouse in the morning - even a love song - the name having been derived from a tune or song employed by early hunters. The term occurs in Romeo and Juliet, where Juliet says to Romeo, speaking of the lark,
Since arm from arm, that voice doth us affray,
Hunting thee hence with hunts-up to the day.
The morning song to a newly married woman was [also] called the hunt's up. This may be alluded to by Juliet [in] urging Romeo to make his escape.
- Rev. T.F. Thiselton-Dyer's Folklore of Shakespeare, 1884

Strake, a particular note blown by a hunter, apparently after the game is killed [From Middle English] strake, to sound a blast on a trumpet. [Mallory's] Morte [d']Arthur has "To the flighte, to the dethe, and to strake."
- Walter Skeat's Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words, 1914


Pam Asberry said...

That must be wonderful to be so attached to a WIP that you don't want it to end. I am so sick and tired of mine that I want to throw it in the garbage sometimes! I am hoping that this break will change all that. Just two more weeks and it will be back to the salt mines for me, too...

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

I'm with Pam. I just want to be done, so I can start my next manuscript. I actually laid awake for several hours this morning pondering plot twists for the to-be-written book. A sure sign I need to just finish my current book!


S.M. Carrière said...

I think I'm so attached because it only took a month or so to write. Most of my other projects have taken 3 or more, and by then I'm so sick of them I want to go bury myself in blankets and not move for the rest of my life.

I think the break will help. Sometimes you just need to rest and recharge. Best of luck on returning!

S.M. Carrière said...

I usually am as well, Debbie, but this one has a special place with me.