Today I followed in the footsteps of my friend Derek Künsken, who is off larking about Egypt at the time of this production diary, and got up early – for a Saturday – to write the rest of the episode 10 review. Also, because of the vagueries of time zones, I think I can safely say this is the only time in the history of this planet that I was up and writing before Derek. You hear that, Derek. I beat you today. I, Shaftoe, have out Dereked you today.
There is something satisfying to getting the words on the page before one’s head fills up with the routine noise and nonsense of a given day. At the same time, I love sleep, and I doubt I could become one of those people who consistently gets up early to write. The desire to sleep is strong.
So as of noon today, I have a completed first draft on Ganymede Elegy. Now I’m off for a day of adventures and whatnot. Depending on how the day unfolds I might also watch episode 11 for the first time – or I might play more BattleTech. Who knows.
See, I’m not a total jerk. I bust on my friends a little, and then I promote their stuff. It all balances out.