Saturday, November 24, 2007

I May Be Some Time



I'm just going outside and may be some time. Though hopefully not as long as that nice Titus Oates...







I've got a week left til my birthday. The novel's current incarnation is on 41,500 words. From what I can see of the road ahead, I expect to come in around 80-90,000.


Like that kid on the left there, I've got a daunting task. But hey, slugging out of my weight is practically second nature.



I've also got some kind of summer cold/virus. Given that I thought I saw a white horse in the back yard just now, I may have a bit of a fever as well...


At any rate, my only prayer of finishing this beast involves unplugging the modem. I do promise to check back in on the 3rd and let you all know how everything went.


Meantime, here's a painting by Robert Bailey with a title close to my heart!


Rest assured that this week will indeed be spent at full throttle!

5 comments:

Lana said...

Feel better, Happy Birthday & thanks for sharing the art--stunning!

Charles Gramlich said...

that white horse? Did it have a horn? Maybe you're finally starting to see through the veil.

Hope your summer cold lifts soon, and good luck with your project. That is a great painting. Briliant in it's depiction of movement.

H.E.Eigler said...

Hope you feel better. And GOGOGO on the novel!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Best of luck on the final push!

cs harris said...

Good luck! We'll be looking for a report on the 2nd or 3rd. And Happy Birthday in advance.