A while back I set out on a journey to finish writing my novel (Summer of Oz) by participating in National Novel Writing Month. If you remember my post (which can be read here), you’ll remember that I committed to finishing my book by the end of November OR ELSE I would have to eat a packet of raw uncooked Yorkshire pudding mix!!
Now, when I made this deal. I had a fully functioning computer that was on from 8am until sometimes 2 or 3am, which meant there was no excuse for me NOT to finish the book. Well, as you may have read here, a series of unfortunate events brought my computer to it’s knees and rendered me powerless. Thankfully my hard drive is okay, and I did email myself an earlier version of the novel, HOWEVER… The most current up to date (206 page) version is still on the hard drive of my crapped out computer.
I am not one to go back on my word, so it’s only fair that this deal remain in tact, however, I think it is fair to revise the deal since I don’t have a working computer of my own and don’t even have my novel at this point.
Soooo… Here’s my new proposal. Next month I’m getting a G4 iBook. I will also be pulling the novel off of my Compaq hard drive shortly (before I get the iBook obviously). When I have my new computer fired up and ready to go and my novel in it’s most current version, I will give myself 11 days to finish my book from the time I start. Same deal as before, since my computer crapped out on the 19th of November. I want to finish this book BADLY!!! I am so close!
I will let you know when I’m ready to go and at the end of it all, I will have one of two videos. Either one of me doing a celebratory victory dance… OR, I will indeed be eating the Yorkshire Pudding Mix (yuck)!