Let’s call Day 1 a wash…

Wrote furiously all morning and much of the afternoon. Have a story I like and am happy with. Only 5,000 words so far.

Went for a little pick-me-up at the Bulk Barn and then didn’t get back to writing and watched Animal House instead.

I did buy Freedom, that internet blocking software, and man, it’s a life-changer. I wouldn’t have anything yet if I couldn’t block the internet.

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I have paid my fifty bucks…

And I am doing this crazy thing. The 3-Day Novel contest. Yep, I’m going to attempt to write a novel this labour day weekend. Oh, and they have a handy survival guide, the first recommendation of which says:

“You should, as presumably you would for any marathon, be healthy physically. This includes being free from common colds, active allergies or even healing bones that are painful.”

Since I have both a common cold, and a healing bone, I should be just shit out of luck. Regardless, I’m giving it a go.

I am gathering my supplies today, probably some cheetos, granola bars, lots of coffee. I’m making some lists, gathering some research material (on what, who the hells knows?) and re-reading Bird by Bird. I re-read On Writing the other day.

Wish me luck.