Thursday, December 4, 2008

I think I know my problem

I figured it out. Yesterday I took the boy grocery shopping in the morning and did without the coffee. I don't know how I functioned at all. (just barely, apparently)

I am going to make an extra large pot right after I get done writing this. Whatever this is.

I think my goal will be modest today: four pages in Invasion, my NaNo novel that I haven't quite finished (I still think there is about 20,000 words to go) At least at 1000 words a day I should finish it by Christmas. First draft anyway.

State of Fear by Micheal Crichton is pretty good so far. It is about conflicting opinions of global warming and other scientific theory. I don't know how many of you are Crichton fans but I have been reading his stuff long before E.R. was on television and Spielberg butchered Jurassic Park (not that the movie was horrible but it was only vaguely like the book). I guess I have read more of his books than just about any other writer out there. The only exception would be Stephen King. He is the only science fiction writer that my wife will read. I have never read if he put out any short fiction. I only know of his novels.

Now I am babbling. If you want to see something cool that you can draw your own opinion on, check out the pics on J.C. Tabler's blog post today and let him know what you think of the pics from his weekend.

6 comments:

Rob Brooks said...

I'm really divided on Chrichton's work. I'm almost always disappointed in his endings; it seems like they all rely on a deus ex machina. Yet I always find myself reading more. I did love the book of Jurassic Park for all its scientific genius, but again, I was let down with the army swooping in at the end out of nowhere.

Good luck finishing your book!

K.C. Shaw said...

Be careful about grocery shopping in altered states (such as "noncaffeinated"). I once went grocery shopping after driving home from Nashville at 3am, and ended up with one pound of hamburger and a coconut. It still baffles me.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Rob- I will agree, and that is a problem I have with a lot of writers. they seem to get bored and wrap things up too quickly and neatly for my taste.

K.C.- maybe you were in the mood for an island burger. (If you were stranded on a desert island, how would you make a gourmet burger?)

Catherine J Gardner said...

I couldn't get through the working day without a shot of caffeine.

Aaron Polson said...

No caffeine for me thanks, I'm driving. Dark chocolate on the other hand, keep it coming.

I brought a coconut home once. Broke a drill bit trying to open it...

Natalie L. Sin said...

A day without coffee is a lost day. Sometimes literally, as the brain writhes and twitches from caffeine withdrawal ; )