Novel Marathon, Day II

Number of words yesterday: 5500

Favourite sentence: “In the hour of the hag, she woke.”

Pretty things: a froth of blossoming vines; a former lover in South Africa; aubergines

Horrible things: thumb + exacto blade; a mummified baby found in a mass grave in Greenland

Contribution by Famous & Important Canadian Writer encountered in coffee shop: “green plastic Easter grass”

Contribution I made to Famous Writer’s short story, in exchange: correct spellings of “transcendent” and “its”

Distance from finish line: still 20,000 words (it’s a moving target)

Cups of coffee: 3

Workouts: 0 (boo–lazy)

End-of-day rewards: Zombieland, Rueda, new Clutch album, cocoa-chili pasta with sweet potatoes, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, leeks and toasted pepitas (because my genius burns through carbs like nobody’s business)

Today’s Agenda:

  • Chin-ups, push-ups and curls (1/2 hour)
  • Water plants (10 min)
  • 6000 words (12 hours)

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