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erinbee
09-03-2009, 06:44 AM
It's Labor Day weekend here in the States, and my company is taking Thursday through Monday off.

I'm here to announce, publicly, that my intention is to complete the first draft of my book over the next five days. I'm right at 50% with 22,000 words to go and think it's feasible since I already have my chapters outlined and my materials at hand. I'm laying in a supply of cheesy popcorn, Twizzlers, books, and CDs. It's ON!

Anyone else have some long weekend goals? Let's commiserate!

lauraannwilliams
09-03-2009, 06:48 AM
I have company all weekend ( Friday night to Monday night ), so my plans are no more involved than Korean BBQ for supper Saturday and Dim Sum for Brunch Sunday, and bookstores somewhere after that.

If I manage to get any writing done at all, it'll be awesome. ( I just need to figure out how to do without telling them I'm writing again... )

Good luck with your first draft!

astonwest
09-03-2009, 07:57 AM
I'm going to be shoveling dirt and re-grading my back yard most of the weekend...so likely no writing goals will be accomplished around here.

MacAllister
09-03-2009, 08:11 AM
I'm thinking we'll turn the board off for about 48 hours, and do the Big Software Upgrade.

cray
09-03-2009, 08:19 AM
I'm thinking we'll turn the board off for about 48 hours, and do the Big Software Upgrade.


:e2thud:

erinbee
09-03-2009, 08:33 AM
I'm thinking we'll turn the board off for about 48 hours, and do the Big Software Upgrade.

:e2drown:

On the other hand, I guess I'll get more done....

Moost
09-03-2009, 08:36 AM
I can't believe I'm saying this, but GAH, homework!!!

Only a few more credits to go...

hughhowey
09-05-2009, 12:44 AM
My goal was to be published by Labor Day.

My book went up on Amazon this morning!

It says "Out of stock," but the book is undergoing production as we speak. I've been jittery and manic all day.

Gonna be a great three-day weekend of celebrating by cranking out a few thousand words a day!!

erinbee
09-06-2009, 10:04 PM
Congrats, Hugh.

I'm 3/5 of the way done with my goal!!! Yesterday was a two-chapter day and I finished it out finger-sore and disoriented. Today should be better as I'm ramping it down to one chapter. Such a relief to have a big chunk of time off to work, work, work...

lauraannwilliams
09-08-2009, 08:05 AM
I got one scribble in a notebook session done, and no more. I have completely failed at BIC this weekend. But the house is just us again, and though I'm completely exhausted, I'm off soon to write a few scenes about the neighbors cat. Then I'll feel better about missing so much writing time.

Hope everyone's weekend was productive/enjoyable/positive :)

erinbee
09-08-2009, 08:16 AM
I just finished the first draft of my book!

Yes, it sucks, and yes, it is kind of incomprehensible at points, and yes, it is even too short, but...

I just finished the first draft of my book!

Feeling giddy and thrilled. Thanks for your support, everyone.