Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tossing Out the Clock

photo: granbypdblog.org

Each morning I get up at 4:45am to do a devotion and pray, then I get right to work at 5am.  I type away with, as NaNoWriMo so elliquently puts it, literary abandon.  My deadline to get up is 6am.  I sort of watch the clock as I type, type, type away, but I am always amazed by how quickly the time flies.  5:03...5:17...5:38...5:.....6?!  Wha...but...I....UGH!!!! FINE....

Most days, when I really get in the zone and I'm flying by with 1500 w/hour, I'm saddened by the time restraint.  "I've just begun!  I'm just now really getting into it!"  If I were a child, I'd fall to the ground, whine, cry and want to get my way...but I'm not a child (at least that's what I've been told), so I close my laptop and get things going for the long day ahead, and anxiously anticipate the next morning.

However, when Thanksgiving morning comes I'm getting on that computer and going into FULL literary abandon mode!!  I'm so excited to bring my charging cord with me to the living room! :)  I can't wait to see how many words I can get in. 

(I'll certainly keep you posted.  My current wc is 34,000 or so...eeek!  I'm so nervous!  We don't have very many days left in November!!!  But considering the only amount I thought I'd reach was 30,000, I've already exeded my personal goal :)

Now, here's my laundry list of random questions:

-Do you watch the clock?
-What is your normal daily word count/hour? (or however you measure it)
-What are your writing Thanksgiving day-off plans? 
-Are you going to push writing aside and go for the extra z's?

Happy Thanksgiving, Family!


  1. WOOHOOOOO!!!!
    EXCITED that you get to write like that Thursday! Keep me posted on how it goes!
    You're further along than me with NaNo. That clock may be helping you more than you know ;-)

  2. :)LOL That clock may just be pushing me.

  3. Good on you for exceeding your goal! That's great! I don't watch the clock. I only sit down to write when I know I have a few hours ahead of me. Otherwise I stress out! Don't celebrate Thankgiving in Greece, so I'll be working unfortunately.

  4. :( Eww..Sorry.
    I can understand that stress out factor.
    We'll celebrate for you :)

    Have a good week despite a full work load :)

  5. People are awesome who can write in the morning. I've tried so many times and failed. I'm most definitely a night writer. i have to wait until my reality is over to step into another reality

  6. Totally understood.

    Makes sense. :)

    I thought I couldn't get up in time for this, but here I am (the girl who got angry at the Bible for not wanting to read it in the morning) getting up at 4:45 just because I didn't want the time I have with God to be taken advantage of.

    You'd be surprised at what you're capable of doing with God's help ;)
    I am.
    I'm AWAKE...and ALERT at 4:45 to do this devotion.

    Granted, I'm sleep walking by 9pm, lol, but my boys are so ready to go to be right along with me, and we all get a good night's sleep, making 4:45 easier to handle, even on DAYS OFF! HA! Waking up at 4:45 on a day when I can sleep in is SOOO not me...this is GOD!!!

  7. Wow! It's so nice to hear you're thrilled to write AND making such great progress! Have a great time tomorrow!

    Yes, I watch the clock. I have to. My days of forgetting the time left when I had kids!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. HAHAHA...no doubt, Jill. That's for sure!

    Happy thanksgiving to you too!

  9. Great progress, Kelly! I've never attempted NaNoWriMo. Usually I'm not in "draft mode" when it rolls around. Instead, I'm busy researching, revising, etc. My best writing time is between lunch and supper, and my husband is usually the clock watcher--or rather his stomach is! A good writing day is 1500-2000 words.

    BTW, thanks for being a Seekerville follower!

  10. Hhhaha.
    1500-2000 is a good day for me too.

    BTW, I love, love, love Seekerville!
    Unfortunately, NaNo has taken up too much time so I've not had time to comment lately.

    Thanks, Myra, for following this drivel!