Friday, October 26, 2007

Nine signs you're about to finish writing a new novel

1. You have stopped calling your critique partner three times a day to whine about the plot.

2. Way too much caffeine.

3. You can't sleep. (I wonder why?)

4. 4:30 a.m. After tossing and turning all night, you don't wake up when your husband gets ready for work.

5. 6:30 a.m. You realize your son has no clean jeans to wear to school. Frantic laundry! [Incidentally, this is the only time in your life you will read the phrase "frantic laundry."]

6. 10:30 a.m. M&M cookies.

7. 1 p.m. Starbucks pumpkin cream cheese muffin!

8. When your husband returns from work, he looks you up and down and says, "Taken to wearing our sweat suits out in public, have we?"

9. Aaaarrrrrrg, I know #9 was the most important one but I CAN'T REMEMBER!!! Ask me next week when the novel is done.

A "Go Jenn go!" would be appreciated.


Marley Gibson said...

Goooooooooooooooo Jennnnnnnnn!!! You can do it! You're a fabulous writer, so it's worth all the pain, suffering, caffeine and sugar!

Marley = )

Jennifer Echols said...

Aw, thank you sweetie!

Victoria Dahl said...

Woohoo! Clearly you are only this far because of your awesome critique partner and her awesome support! ;-)

Go, Jenn, go!

Jennifer Echols said...

Pah-ha-ha! Clearly.

P.J. Ruditis said...

#10: You TOTALLY forget to pay your credit card bill, even though it's sitting only inches from your face the entire time you're writing. (Happened to me just the other day.)

Go, Je-enn!! Go, Je-enn!!

Jennifer Echols said...

LOL! Absolutely, P.J.

CNA said...

I just read this book and IT WAS THE BEST!!! I LOVE IT!! Just thought I'd comment! :D


Jennifer Echols said...

Caitie, I really needed this boost! You are a sweetheart. ♥

CNA said...

You're Welcome!