Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Done O'Clock or Half-Past Through?


"The time of day I do not tell,
As some do, by the clock,
Or by the distant chiming bells
Set on some steeple rock,
But by the progress that I see
In what I have to do.
It's either Done O'Clock to me,
Or only Half-Past Through."
~ John Kendrick Bangs
 

 For all my NaNoing writer friends! 

And for the rest of us:

meeting deadlines
racing revisions
hurrying to critique
and
wishing for "The End"


P.S. I just finished reading TANGLED TIDES, and O-M-G was it good! Sooooo freaking good!!!!

21 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

I think I shall adopt these phrases - and isn't that an awesome clock? :-)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the quote. Thanks for sharing it.

Miranda Hardy said...

Perfect quote! It's hit the middle and it taking its toll. Good luck to everyone out there.

Old Kitty said...

Hang on in there you crazy fabulous nano-ers!! Half-way - almost done! Hoorah! take care
x

Jemi Fraser said...

I love that clock!! And I'm keeping up with nano so far - we'll see what happens in the 2nd half! :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

I keep imagining that work out guy (can't remember his name, but he has long blond hair and is manic!) "YOU CAN DOOOO iiiiiTTTT!" :-D

Kristen said...

Great poem!

Slamdunk said...

Best wishes to you Shannon and to all of the dedicated writers out there.

Stephen Tremp said...

I love that clock! I need one. Good luck with your Nano. I'm a slow starter but picking up speed.

Deb A. Marshall said...

Oh man...loved this! Thank you!

Janet Johnson said...

Done O'clock is the best phrase ever! :)

Laurel Garver said...

Fun poem! Thanks for sharing!

Jennie Englund said...

SPOT ON!

Where do you find this stuff???

catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com said...

Lovely poem!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'll have to look up Tangled Tides.

A lot of blogging friends doing NaNo. Not me! But I've squeezed a little writing in. How about you?

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Love the poem, Shannon!

I'd forgotten about NaNoers! I haven't done NaNo since 2009, so it slipped my mind. Good luck to all those chugging away. Halfway through already!

Sara McClung said...

Yay Tangled Tides!!! :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Aww, thanks so much for the mention, Shannon. Your email meant more to me than you'll ever know. <3

DL Hammons said...

I'm JEALOUS!!!!! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Love the poem!

And that's a great clock . . . LOL.

Meredith said...

Haha, such a cute clock! And I'll have to check out Tangled Tides, clearly!

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