Thursday, November 17, 2011

Geronimo!

I board a plane in 38 hours, if my mind serves me correctly.  Or maybe I should get a calculator.

*checks* Yes, 38 hours.

And guess what?  The packing craze has hit, and the last twelve hours have been a hectic time of packing and unpacking and repacking and cleaning and carrying and packing.

And also guess what?  My word count is 40,000 words.

I tried giving up.  I really did.  I felt like that poor cat.

But I've been bothered back into stubbornness.  I received feedback from my sisters like this:

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"I'm giving up on my novel.  I'm tired, it's been a long day, and  I don't have enough time. I'm giving up."

"No, you're not."

"Yes, I am."

"No, you're not.  You will write that novel.  It doesn't matter that you're tired."

--

Needless to say, I discovered that my sisters had the same stubbornness and passion for debating that I have.  So I'm going to do this crazy thing.  Another friend told me, "COURAGE, Jake! Courage! Just think what an epic story this will make. ^_^ Not just the story you're writing, but also the tale you'll be able to boast to your friends, of this brave feat accomplished. XD"

So let's go.

TEN-THOUSAND WORDS.

THIRTY-EIGHT HOURS.

ONE NOVEL.

8 comments:

The Director said...

*waves sword* Go on, thou mighty wordcount-slayer!

And thank the Lord Almighty for sisters, eh?

Lord bless Sir Jake. :]

(Oh, and by the by, did that package arrive???)

Charlotte said...

Epic cat picture.

Good on your sisters, don't forget to thank them when you're finished. Good luck with the word count.

May the Lord's blessings never cease,
your sister in Christ,
Charlotte

Hannah Joy said...

GOOD LUCK JAKE! I if anyone could do this, it would most certainly be you! I really really hope you make it! That would be EPIC!

By the way, I relate with your sisters. I don't know how many times my sister has come to me, "I don't think I'm ever going to write again. I give up. I'm a terrible writer."
My response: "Yes you are going to go write. So go! Begone!" ;-)

Jake said...

Director, your package did indeed arrive. It was a great encouragement. *nodnod*

9k to go.

Eagles Wings said...

WHOOT! GO JAKE! YOU CAN FINISH!!!!!!!!!

And Oh mygoodnessthatcatissocute! *hugs kitty*

Say, can I have y'alls new address when you get a chance? And have an awesome trip.

NOW GO FINISH IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY!

Christopher said...

Have an epic trip to Africa! I'm sure God will use you in truly wonderful ways there.

Ninja Tim said...

I echo all the comments before me. Courage and tenacity Sir Jake! Let them be your guide and comfort!
(had to look up tenacity to make sure it was what I thought it meant, and it said "the quality or property of being tenacious"; helpful right?)

Still be praying for you. =)

Pathfinder said...

You go brother!

Have fun on your great adventure!
(I'm still jealous)
Go with God!
Never Alone!
Always Hope!
Endurance and Victory!!