November 4, 2005

1200 words in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

That's what I've got to write right now. I want to write blog posts and read comments, but I must go generate some MSM words. Look for an update by 3 saying I've done it. The visualization of that update here helps me somehow!

UPDATE at 2:54 p.m.: Done! Now, for some blogging! And maybe even a little "Eleventh Amendment fisking" -- my personal specialty!

13 comments:

DRJ said...

Blogs can be quite addicting ...

Eddie said...

Best of luck, Ann. We'll miss you.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm up to 600....

Mike said...

LOL, you go, girl.

Pastor_Jeff said...

There's nothing quite like a deadline to focus the mind. Happy writing!

Brendan said...

Two words: billable hours.

Matt said...

Actually, don't billable hours have the opposite effect, encouraging people to drag and pad, at least when their compensation is based (either in whole or in part) on the number of hours they bill? Example--I don't get a bonus unless I bill 2K hours. I could focus and do something in an hour, or be less focused and go slower. I have a perverse incentive to go slower.

Ann Althouse said...

Matt, you are so right. It's the number one thing I hated about working in a law firm. Being fast turned into a negative!

vbspurs said...

And maybe even a little "Eleventh Amendment fisking" -- my personal specialty!

God, that sounds sexy!

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Actually, don't billable hours have the opposite effect, encouraging people to drag and pad, at least when their compensation is based (either in whole or in part) on the number of hours they bill?

But that's easy: just write more.

Then you can bill with a clear conscience!

Mind you, 1200 words is not mincemeat...

Cheers,
Victoria

Anthony said...

Blog! Blog! Blog!

Simon said...

Those desiring an "eleventh amendment fisking" from Ann Althouse should form an orderly procession to U-Wisconsin.

Joking aside, I'm rather looking forward to what I think this article is going to be, not least because my own feelings about the 11th Amendment (and sovereign immunity in whole, which I think are necessarily divisible questions) are very much in flux.

XWL said...

I'm going to channel a bit of the Donald's personality for a moment, apologizing in advance:


"You can fisk my 11th anytime you want to, baby"

(I feel dirty now, again sorry, and that doesn't make any sense, but it's still funny)