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Custom Goal (Writing every day) #218466
cdavidtaylor commits to:    Writing every day
Next required report: No more reports due  
Total Amount on the line: $570.00   Successful Periods: 32
Stakes per period: $15.00 Unsuccessful Periods: 6
Remaining Stakes: $0.00 Total Money Lost: $90.00
Contract Start: 11 Apr 2012       "Writing every day"
I commit to:
Writing 2 hours per day, on average, for a total of 14 hours every week. This means writing - not reading or thinking or preparing to write, but actual placing of words on the screen or page.
Contract End: 2 Jan 2013
Contract Length: 38 week(s)
Recipient of Stakes: Anti-charity (Gun Control: NRA Foundation)
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2 Jan 2013 02:20 PM

Best-laid plans... but it gets worse. Theoretically, so much free time during the holidays, UNLESS you're smack in the middle of buying and selling a house, AND you promised to deliver a 1-hour presentation on Buddhism in America (don't ask). In short, a recipe for total disaster for my writing plans. I deserve to contribute to my appropriately-named anti-charity, whose name I can't bring myself to mention.

26 Dec 2012 09:08 PM

Got/getting it done. There's nothing like not working for getting things done.

20 Dec 2012 02:46 PM

Despite the insanity of buying and selling houses - or maybe because of, as in "escape from the insanity" - I put in enough hours to pull it off, though barely. Really looking forward to today through Jan. 1 or 2 or 3, when I have to get back to work, or whatever one calls the wrapping up of a job, career, life-in-higher-ed, and so forth.

12 Dec 2012 05:26 PM

El Paso over the weekend, house prep still ongoing - it just wasn't gonna happen. Things have GOT to change...

6 Dec 2012 08:26 AM

Tough times. How do you sell a house, do your job, buy a house and write a novel - all at the same time? Don't ask me.

30 Nov 2012 02:58 AM

Just couldn't do it this week, with the turmoil of preparing our house to go on the market, along with enduring the frantic insanity of buying a house in El Paso. If I had to do this more than once every 10 years... well, I just wouldn't do it.

23 Nov 2012 01:44 AM

Stole the time from odds and ends, spent most of it on two scenes in Part 1, mostly on the funeral. How will I ever finish. But I did hear from classmates from the workshop in Taos, and some of them are doing NaNoWriMo - maybe I'll try it next year, or their "camp" in the summer. I need to crash out the next one, which is taking shape in my head. But first things first...

16 Nov 2012 02:00 AM

yes, but so many distractions - getting closer to the move, selling the house, buying a house, etc., etc.

8 Nov 2012 04:43 AM

Slogging away, a little bit every day. Reading and robbing Nabakov helps.What sentences! What phrasing! He's full of surprises.

1 Nov 2012 12:09 PM

Not much to say, just slogging my way through the work. It's just work. Sit down and do it. Time, time, time.

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