i’m behind schedule in my writing. kurt johnston and i have a deadline on march 1 (thursday) for the next two books in the middle school survival series: my friends and my school. i have my half of my friends finished — have had it done for a couple weeks. but i haven’t written a word of my school. kurt is in a similar pickle. he’s hoping that it’s no big deal to turn it in next monday, which would only be a few days late, and give him next weekend. my plan is to take today through wednesday as writing days (not go into the office, try to stay off email), and crank the book out. we’ll see if it’s possible to write my half of a book in three days!
day one of three, update:
i have to write 37 little chapters for my half of this book, plus an intro and two sidebars. this morning, i had nothing done. i now have 14 chapters written. pretty good start. if i keep this pace for two more days, i just might finish!
day two of three, update:
another 14 chapters written, for a current total of 28. tomorrow: 9 more chapters, 2 sidebars (“I was a middle school dork!”), and two intros (one for each book). breathlessly, i’m on target.
day three of three, update:
done! sent all 37 chapters, 2 sidebars, TOC, intro, dedication, acknowledgements, and instructions to my co-author, kurt. He’s going to finish his part and compile the pieces into one manuscipt this weekend. yee-ha! thank you lord. thanks to my family. thanks to the fine people of sony for my vaio. back to work at ys tomorrow.