Monday, February 14, 2011

The Tuesday Ten-Thousand

I'm about to attempt something insane.  Due to the glaring inefficiencies of airline crew scheduling, I arrive in Boston tonight around midnight and don't leave until sometime early Wednesday morning.  Boston is a lovely town, with much to do.  But not in the middle of winter.  My sun-bleached bones can't take an all day cold.  But this works to my advantage.  I've long complained about layovers where I feel compelled to get out and do something.  In fact, I've wished for bad weather so I would have a reason to stay inside and write.  Well, 28 hours in New England, in February, seems a good prescription.

Now, I realize this is ridiculous, and I hadn't planned on blogging about this until, and unless, I'd actually done it.  But boasting must be backed up and now that it's out there I feel compelled.  So, tomorrow I plan on writing all day.  My goal: 10,000 words.  Yes, it's silly.  I'm more apt to write 10 words, but what the heck?  If my critique partners are to be believed (although I'm not convinced they are), my writing is far better than even I realize and it is a crime I am still unpublished.  I figure you have to finish something to publish something and 10,000 words is a step in that direction.

Rather than waste a perfectly good day, I will don my finest velour suit (the latest in men's leisure wear), delight in a bottomless mug of hot chocolate, and type until my characters grow tired.

Wish me well.

6 comments:

Holly Ruggiero said...

You forgot to mention what color your velour suit is today. Have fun in Boston. And good luck with the 10k. Keep us posted.

Kari Marie said...

Good luck on the writing day.

Stopping by to greet a Fellow Crusader!

Jeanne said...

I would like to know which color the suit is. I have seen the orange one so hope it is a different one. Good luck.

Tara Tyler said...

Proud of you for not wasting time! I feel a slight kinship to your place in life - I'm related to pilots, I used to live in Florida and I'm a smartass myself - have at you! you should be able to write 10k easily (I just did. 10k, look, I did it again!)

MC Howe said...

Green velour today. Blue tomorrow. It's almost 1 am. I just got to my hotel but o need to wind down. I'll probably still wake up at 7.

Welcome fellow crusaders!

Jeanne said...

Hmm. I am wondering what color green. Might you be somewhat leprechaunish for St. Patrick's Day?