Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Final Countdown

30 pages to go, can I do it in 5 hours?

That's 6 pages an hour.

I did 17 pages yesterday.

I'll keep you all updated in the comments below.

Come see.

Cry with laughter at my attempt.

Read with amazement as I begin to lose it.

I'm ready, are you?


Dominic Carver said...

Kick off is 12.15 PM and I aim to finish at 5.15 PM.

Public humiliation awaits.

Dominic Carver said...

Well, the first hour has been really productive. Sod's law sates that if you sit down to do some work that you really have to get done, everyone you know turns up and disturbs you.

So far the father-in-law, brother-in-law, brother and the wife have interruppted me.

And I've done 1 page.


Lucy V said...

A famous philosopher once wrote:

naughty, naughty, very naughty...

Dominic Carver said...

It's not going to happen, is it?

MSNing Lucy now.

Another page down, 28 to go.

Dominic Carver said...

It's 3.00 PM and all is not well.

It's been fucking crap today. One good day of writing followed by a day of shit.

I'm ploughing on but it's looking less likely I'm going to finish it today.

I might have to finsih it tomorrow. Personally I blame Lucy for MSNing me for nearly an hour....yep, it's not my fault, it's hers...she's evil :-P

I like ('s). I'm going to be putting a lot more in my next comment.

Two pints of coke is not good for you I've discovered. Too much sugar! Too much caffine! I have the shakes.

Dominic Carver said...


The sound of Dom banging his head repeatedly against the keyboard of his laptop.


Dominic Carver said...

Found out why I was shaking, I'd forgotten to have lunch. Sorted now, but alas no nearer to completing.

Dom hangs his head in shame.

Dominic Carver said...

Fuck it, I'm off to view a house.

How close did I get? I'll tell you tomorrow.

Lucy V said...

Screw you Tonto,
it wasn't nearly an hour, it was ONLY 45 minutes.

Jason Arnopp said...

You're doomed, Carver. Hear me? Dooooomed!

One of the funniest things I ever saw/heard was at someone's birthday party when one of the attendees announced that he was going to climb a particularly high mountain in a sponsored-for-charity type deal. Someone else, with a brilliant Irish accent, piped up with, "You'll never make it. You'll be f*cked!"

Maybe y'had to be there...

Dominic Carver said...

My back is fooked, does that count?

Phill Barron said...

Giving up at 4 pm? What the fuck is that about? You should work until 4 am and that's on a good day.

If you stop before you pass out, it's not because you can't go on, it's because you don't want to.

And other scathing comments.

Hang on, it's half eleven. Time for bed.


Never ceases to surprise me that a brilliantly productive day is usually followed by a crap one. It's as if you managed to write two day's work in one, only to discover you've used up all your impetus. Vexing.

Dominic Carver said...

4PM????? The clock on this thing is stuffed, I finished at 5.15PM... so there.