I should say “yesterday,” since it’s currently closing in on 4:00 a.m. my time. See, we have a Sunday morning ritual at our house that involves a lot of coffee and watching all the political talk shows (alternately yelling at the screen and getting up for more coffee). I’ve had a book idea brewing in the back of my head for a while and it just would not shut up. So I said to myself, ok, I’ll get the basics for the proposal on paper, maybe write a sample of contents…
Fast forward 14 hours later (subtract a few hours for picking up Chinese takeout at dinner, bathroom breaks, a chat with Andi, a chat with my mom and more coffee) and I’m almost 10,000 words into a new book manuscript draft. 9902 words, to be exact.
No, I’m not kidding.
I guess it really wanted out of my head, eh? My eyes are actually starting to blur, but I’m not tired at all, I want to keep writing. If I could knit as fast I as I can write, my entire wardrobe would be knitted, right down to the bra! Guess writing is my true superpower, though having mystical house-cleaning powers would often be more handy.
But that’s not why I’m logging in, bleary-eyed — I wanted to remind you all you have about 20 more hours to do the survey before it ends! Several hundred Knitgrrl readers have completed it so far, so the competition is stiff, but who knows? You could be the one who wins a Yarn Club membership or any other one of our 2008 clubs.
So, if I end up sleeping through the New Year (unlikely, my boyfriend and our dear friends are dragging me out of the house this year), let me wish you a very, very happy 2008 now!