In my last post, “Numbers,” I wrote “I’ll be back tomorrow!”
And…then, tomorrow came, and with it, life. Before I knew it, I was on a plane to New Orleans, also known as the-land-where-I-did-not-have-Internet-access-and-even-if-I-did-I-probably-would-not-have-posted-since-I-was-visiting-a-good-friend.
So, I’m sorry to have (gulp) lied about that whole see-you-tomorrow thing, if you even happened to notice it. I’m not one for empty promises. (Who is?)
Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time for a Diligent December update! Between the traveling, the hanging out, and the stomach bug that plagued me on Sunday night (and the subsequent zero hours of sleep that ensued), I’m pleased with what I’ve managed to do on my book. I wrote on the plane¹ and then I wrote a bit in the airport before the return flight². I now have 1524 words more than I did before the weekend, and considering these were days included in the “I probably won’t get a chance to write” group of days, I’m pleased. Still need to get after it today, though, something that may be difficult since I am now completely wrapped up in The Time Traveler’s Wife, which I started reading on the flight home³.
I’m also looking forward to catching up on all of your blog posts — looks like I missed quite a bit while I was away. Oh! In addition to Merrilee Faber and Jennifer Neri, Linda Cassidy Lewis and Joy of Dawn have added some Diligent December goals of their own — Linda’s striving to finish the final polish of her novel by the 18th, and Joy of Dawn’s goal is to create a schedule and stick to it so she can get the most out the many things going on in her life, writing included. Merrilee wrote a post the other day about the specifics of her goals (she has a long list of short stories she’s hoping to tackle), with many Diligent December goal-setters of her own who have posted in her comment section.
Diligent December Update: 53,234 down | 16,766 to go | 76.05% finished!
¹Hooray for awesome (quiet) plane buddies who read on their Amazon Kindles the whole time, then offer a well-thought-out opinion of said Kindle, and only speak three sentences to me — one sentence about the Kindle, and the other two being, “What’s your name so I can find your book when you’re famous?” and “I’m going to visit my daughter and my new grand-puppy!” Nice.
²Yes, after I’d been sick and awake all night. Needless to say, I did not write very much after that awful night, but I did attempt to write some. Surprisingly, it wasn’t too bad. Should have pushed myself to do more.
³Not very far in, yet, so DO. NOT. SPOIL. ANYTHING. for me. A very emphatic, preemptive thankyouverymuch to you all.
†(Wow. Random Mandarin Chinese alert!)