Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Aftermath

Done. DONE! I am done done done!

I kept a tally of my habits for the month leading up to my book being due to the publisher. The first number is what happened in the month; the second number is what usually happens. If you're scratching your head about the use of decimals, remember that this is per month. Sometimes I only do something once every other month.

Cups of coffee or tea after 5 pm: 5/0
Articles pitched: 13/25
Articles written: 7/15
Take out meals: 16/3
Miles run: 32/60
Reams of paper used: 6/.5
Toner cartridges used: 4/.5
Days worked in my pajamas: 2/0
Books read: 1/5
New York Times Book Reviews read: 0/4
Fingernails lost to research-related injury: 1/0
Times I threw my phone: 4/0
Times I punched a grocery store door because they closed early when I needed toner: 2/0
Weight gained: See items about "miles run" and "take out meals." You do the math.
Listened to Guster on Ice: Live from Portland by Guster: 25/5

If you'd like a visual representation:

My office

My office floor

My dog, who is very happy to have me back.

And with that, I'm taking the rest of the afternoon, and tomorrow, off. Wahoo!

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Anonymous said...

Heck, take the week! You deserve it! Way to go!

Trish said...

Congrats, Jen! Your office looks pretty good for writing a book. Enjoy your less-hectic days this week. FLX is proud of you!

yiyun lamborghini said...

hahaha. darn cute doggie~

yiyun lamborghini

Claudine M. Jalajas said...

Is this office supposed to be messy??? (looking around at the rubble here... )

:) Claudine (Fellow FLXer)