Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Piece of Cake

Four and a half hours to spare.



It's too early to assess what I've got here. The past 60 hours have just been a writing frenzy, though, incongruously, I feel like the latest stuff is closer to the tone I was looking for than the stuff I slaved over for a considerably longer period of time. I guess that's what the whole deal is supposed to accomplish, letting go of your inhibitions and just write. See how it comes out.

Regardless, it's too bad I won't be able to finish the novel, since I'm about to die from the effort.

Please to enjoy an excerpt:

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Actually, the format is all screwed up and it won't read well here and everyone will just get pissed off looking at it, so, if you really want to read something, I'll upload a portion to the NaNo site and you can read it on my profile page (JoeSpeaker), if you're so inclined (though you'll need to register).

I have so many people to thank for their encouragement and support (including one actual flogging), but don't want to miss anyone by singling folks out here. I hope you all know who you are anyway, but if there's any doubt, I will express my gratitude in nine days time (perhaps with something drinkable). Still, I'd be remiss if I didn't publicly acknowledge the dear and patient wife, who had to deal with an extra special brand of creative anxiety this past month. She remains my biggest supporter, my tireless confidante and the absolute joy of my life. And without her, nothing is possible.

13 Comments:

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Roman said...

You're very welcome.

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Otis said...

Speak on, Speaker.

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Daddy said...

Very nicely done.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger dum_a_chum said...

Hey Joe.... long time, no talk. This is formerly “darice” from “Poker Medicine.” Just wanted to let you know that I’m back blogging again, but I am now dum_a_chum over at www.dumachumpoker.blogspot.com. If you could make the adjustments to my link, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger facty said...

Bravo! So many people dream of doing just what you have this month. I am impressed and inspired!

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Huge Junk said...

I knew you weren't a quitter like Drizz keeps saying you are.

Congrats, I'm looking forward to check raising some douchebags with you in Vegas!!!

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Maudie said...

Congratulations! Awesome 8^)

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger April said...

I hate to break it to you buddy, but I'm pretty sure that novel has been written before. At any rate, Congrats!!!! :D

 
At 7:28 AM, Blogger JasonSpaceman said...

Congrats, Jack!

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

Nice job, man. Keep the fingers hitting the keyboard and something productive will happen...on the other hand...just keep clicking the the mouse button and you will get kicked in the junk...haha!

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Drizztdj said...

Damn you made me lose a prop bet by finishing...

I kid.

Nice job Speaker!

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Donkeypuncher said...

Well done, good sir.

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger CraigNY said...

Congrats... churning out a novel is no easy task. Judging by your lack of posts for the past two days, I can only assume you have slipped into a coma from the effort or you went on celebratory drinking binge, only to wake up in a fleabag hotel somewhere in Mexico, duct-taped to the bed. Frankly, I rooting for the latter because it will make for a very interesting blog story. I enjoy your blog. Cheers.

 

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