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seven days...

I'm still struggling to catch up from last weekend but the writing is going pretty well.

How well?

10066 / 50000 words. 20% done!

Things I've learned so far:

* Don't bother making an elaborate breakfast. You won't want to take that much time away from the computer. Peanut butter and jelly is the breakfast of champions.

* If a character has a theme song, play it all day. It's okay. The only one who's around to hear it is Darian and Darian is pretty cool about hearing the same thing for hours.

* If you start to get light headed, that means you accidentally skipped lunch again. Don't worry about making anything fancy, just head back to the peanut butter and jelly.

* You always fall in love with a few words and use them over and over. You just do. Don't worry about finding them until the novel is done.

* Don't bother saying you'll make dinner. You'll forget about it until Jen walks in the door. Jen's been pretty patient but she stopped being that into peanut butter and jelly after the first week. It's time to leave Post-Its around the laptop, reminding yourself to call for a medium-sized pizza.

* Make it an extra-large pizza. After a week of peanut butter and jelly, everything sounds better than peanut butter and jelly.



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Nov. 9th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Also, the bigger the pizza, the more leftovers! :D

Check your other delivery options. Maybe you can get Thai or Cuban!
Nov. 9th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Good point :) I think it'll be a while before Jen will look at PB&J again.
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