The power of Paperback Writer is with me. In the 14 days since I challenged Dave to a race to finsih our current manuscripts I’ve written 18,000 words. I just crossed the 20k threshhold last night and I’m handily wiping the floor with Dave right now. Now this is not like me AT ALL. In the last 14 days I have written every single day. I don’t think I’ve ever had a streak that long. And not only that, most of those days have been 2k word days. I know fo sure I’ve never had a streak like that. I was looking back through my records and it took me almost three months to get to the 20k mark for my last book.

So the only reason I have to explain this miraculous production is the support of Lynn Viehl and her magic writing eleves. I don’t know how and I don’t know why but I’ve never been one to look a gift elf in the mouth so I won’t ask any questions. I just hope I don’t end up like the crazy writer in The Tommyknockers who’s word processor starts going crazy after seeming to write by itself for so long.