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20050215 Tuesday February 15, 2005

Almost, but not quite Category: Writing

I stayed home today to work on Spring Live. I thought I could finish Chapter 12, but I knew it was a long shot. I managed to add 14 new pages today, but I'm still not done. The chapter currently sits at 41 pages. I was planning on spending a late night, plowing through and getting it done. And then life (thankfully) intercepted my plans.

Valentine's Day is a fun holiday. It sucks when you're single, but it's great when you have a family. The kids get candy from relatives and you get a chance to tell your spouse how much you love them. Tonight I ended up playing with the kids, enjoying a nice home-cooked dinner with the family, and then closing the night watching a movie with Julie. The movie just ended and it's midnight.

I could probably stay up and finish the chapter, but I know better. I have a demo at my client's tomorrow morning at 11 and if I stayed up to work on the book, I might not get to bed until 6. I'm also learning: writing is a lot like programming. I should be doubling (or even tripling) my estimates. I think I only have 4 hours left, but I probably really have 8 or 12. Oh well, hopefully I can get a couple early mornings and late nights in before the end of the week and get it to tech edit before the weekend. (2005-02-15 02:01:36.0) Permalink Comments [0]

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