Monday, September 14, 2009

Still writing every day

...but it's making me tired.

I've cranked out an astounding number of words on my first draft in the past week. Really, I'm amazed. But now, week three of the semester, and the intro stuff in the courses is really over, and I've run out of the "easy" bits in my draft. So I'm wondering how I'm going to keep caught up and maintain the pace.

Fortunate, I suppose, that I hadn't planned on having any social life at all this semester. And I'm hoping that once I've got that first draft under control, the pace will slow a bit -- just in time for grading! But this is going to be one seriously busy semester.

Why am I doing this to myself? There are reasons. More on that in the next post.


TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Pushed-back wake-up time another 15 minutes to account for 9:30 class. 590 drafty words (and moderate feeling of accomplishment) by 7:10. Still tired, but coffee is helping.

4 comments:

Dr. S said...

I have ideas about why. I'll be interested to hear whether they're the real reasons or just my imagination.

Historiann said...

Jobs? Are there jobs out there for which you are eligible?

The Bittersweet Girl said...

Let me get this straight: You get up and write before a 9:30 am class?

I bow down.

AliceAcademic said...

Go Notorious, go! You are totally inspiring.