Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Who doesn't know about slippage? Ah, the feeling of your goals and dreams giving way to reruns of Friends and Ghost Hunters...

No slippage for you!! Or me, rather. I didn't write Saturday due to NO sleep Friday, and I mean ZERO SLEEPAGE in the night hours. I slept from 7 am to 11:45 am. That's the wrong side of the clock to do your sleeping on. I wrote on Sunday, but then, Monday... I was hungry when I came home from work. The dinner-getting process was a long one, and I said the magic words. The ones that bring about the phenomena of slippage. Sort of like summoning Bloody Mary in the bathroom with the lights off.

"Fuck it."

And it was all over. I sat in mah chair and watched Spooks episodes. (I have shiny new DVD's, you see.) And no writing was done that day.

Well, not tonight. Tonight, no slippage!! Right back in the saddle with 3308 words, bringing the WIP up to 19,306. Boo yah! Take that, slippage!


  1. Sometimes, I think you need to take time away to recharge your batteries. The trick is knowing when you really need the break and when you're just being dithery. Congrats on getting back in the saddle!

  2. This was just being dithery. I don't think when you are writing a book you should stop unless you come to a fork in the road and don't know which fork to use. I give in to my lazy tendencies way too easy!! :)

  3. I'm in the process of setting motivations and possible plot developments ... but I'm wondering if that can be dithering too.

  4. It can... or it can be legitimate! it probably depends on what is your "preparation" to "Law and Order" ratio? :)