11/30/2010 12:12 PM
Jenna has written 50,ooo words in thirty days. And another 909 words just for the heck of it. Reflecting on the final moments of the effort, she says:
Not being a marathoner myself, I can’t say for sure, but my guess is that when you get to the last mile, you’re pretty confident you’ll make it. You might want to die one step beyond the finish line, but you will. get. there. Or else.
It’s definitely true of this great November write-a-thon.
As the only man I ever knew who’d run over 70 marathons (it’s probably closer to 100 now) said to me, the last four miles were fine. Right around mile twenty-one, he said, it started getting really hard. But after about a mile, it was fine—just getting up to the finish line.
Consider this a virtual screaming my head off.
New Fairy Tales, Issue 6, is now available. Go read it, and watch for a review at Paradoxes.