Squeaking the deadline by at least three hairs.

I never pulled an all-nighter to write a paper, but apparently I will pull them for stories.

(It isn’t really an all-nighter. The sun hasn’t risen yet.)

Something like 2K tonight, and now “And Blow Them at the Moon” is finally done. 8,120 words, which can certainly be tightened, though what the word-count effect will be of making the story actually work, I couldn’t tell you. And right now, I don’t care. I’ve got the damned thing on the page, and at the moment, that’s all that really matters.

0 Responses to “Squeaking the deadline by at least three hairs.”

  1. unforth


    I think it might count as an all nighter, you posted this after I woke up in the morning. 😉 (I’m going to pretend that the east coast/west coast thing isn’t a mitigating factor 😉 )

  2. pentane

    I always wondered how one qualified an all nighter… I mean, you have to sleep sometime.

    • Marie Brennan

      To me, it isn’t the next day until either you’ve slept or the sun has risen; an all-nighter, to me, is when you reach the latter without having done the former.

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