Tuesday, June 2, 2015

2 of 30

Hey! I got up at 5:12 AM two mornings in a row now. And I plan on doing that all this week and all next. I can work for two hours on my ms by doing that. It's quiet cuz even the fella doesn't get up that early (6 or a bit later when he's on holiday). I make a small pot of coffee and settle in. I'm not going to talk about the stupid operating system but other than that - things are cooking on the work. I have a new first chapter in hand - will do a bit of a polish then send it off to my guide through this labyrinth - my mentor, who I will call G. as I haven't asked his permission to out him! It was G's idea as he thought the first chapter was too much info and not enough protagonist. I really like what I've done and even though it will require slightly adjusting every other single sentence (yes - you know it!) it is worth it.

As of tomorrow I won't be creating new stuff though. I'll be working the edits and revision. I'll be polishing and sanding and possibly moving a few walls and putting an elevator in. Or a really nice billiards hall just like in my old game of Clue! No! This isn't a mystery and it has plenty of rooms already.

Okay - I'll probably be updating this a lot as that is how I like to work the BuNoWriMo. I know I can write on the fb page and I will but I'd rather be held to my promises by you all - my old and new faithful readers (you are faithful aren't you? you aren't messing around with another writer named Jan Morrison are you?)

Later... oh and this picture is of an old classic painting called The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet.  I put it here to remind me of what I'm doing at this point.

5 comments:

Emma Calin said...

The painting drew me to your blog. You make me feel so decadent and idle just lying in bed at 5am maybe half visualizing a character in a mushy story mist of semi consciousness. Millet was hammered for this picture by "le salon" and les bourgeois. Just goes to show you have to do it from the heart and belt it out. Time will judge your place. Emma x

Jan Morrison said...

Thanks Emma - I usually only put up my own photos so there ya go - I've always loved this one though. Maybe too much Hardy in my past. Or maybe it is because it is women working together - so familiar really. I'm going to go look at your blog now...nice to meet you.
As to getting up at the crack o'sparrow fart - I just have to this month. It is only 45 minutes earlier than I usually do but I'm not good at night. I have nothing left after my day...

Margot Kinberg said...

I get up very early too, Jan. And I love it! It's very quiet and peaceful, and allows me to get my day (and writing thoughts) going.

Jan Morrison said...

It is nice isn't it Margot? I can draw at night but not write so much...

Arlee Bird said...

I normally get up between 4:30 and 5:15. I wake my wife up at 5:30 and fix breakfast while she gets ready for work to leave at 6:15 or 6:30 depending on whether she's carpooling or not. I manage to get a few things done before I wake her. It can be a nice quiet productive time.

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