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Writing Marathon Weekend — Day 1/2

Friday, July 21, 2006

Today is the first day of the MTCW Writing Marathon Weekend. All week, I’ve been gearing up for this by getting some research done (reading books like Tea With Jane Austen, Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels, and Life in Regency England). Because it was a slow day at work (all I had to do was finish typing some dessert recipes for a dessert cookbook we’re putting together), I was able to spend some time writing, and after a month or more of no progress, I wrote an entire chapter today–3,592 words!

I’m beginning to believe there is something to be said about writing in an office environment away from the distractions of home–the kitchen, the DVD collection, the laundry, food, too many other documents on the computer to lose myself in.

So, the goal for the rest of the weekend is to try to ignore as many distractions as possible–Keeping the TV turned off. I’ve already washed the necessary laundry to get me through the week and into Monday or Tuesday. I went to the grocery store last night, and while I will have to cook my meals throughout the weekend, I did pick up a few things that can be prepared quickly (and they’re healthy, too!). I’ve even figured out a way to save time on Sunday–the church I planned on visiting this week broadcasts their entire worship service on a local TV station! So no time “wasted” in doing my hair, putting on makeup, driving to and fro, etc!

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  1. Carol Collett permalink
    Friday, July 21, 2006 7:54 pm

    Okay, you got no competition from me for the free coffee tomorrow! Great job!


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