Friday, March 28, 2008

Outta Here

I’m running away this weekend to the cabin in order to finish reading my rewrite. I’m on pg 80-something of 220 and I’m catching sentences here and there that don’t belong anymore. I need concentration time, which is sorely lacking between wipe-patrol and food fights.

At the moment I’m packing. Here is part of my list:



I found the phone and the earpiece cords but I couldn’t find the iPod cord anywhere. I was frustrated so I gave up and took a shower. Hot water always helps me think – and that’s when I realized…. I have an iPhone… um, yeah, that’s the same cord as the iPod. DUH!!!!

This is why I need to get away.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Guess what?

I'm done. I finished my rewrite. I'm done.

Say what?

Does that mean I've sent it? (Hee hee)

Uh, NO.

I have to read it to see if it makes sense. So, technically I'm not done... I guess.

Okay, fine, it's not done, then. Sheesh. Can't a girl dream?

It will be soon.

Very, very soon.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Changing It Up

My husband walked out of the bedroom last night and asked me excitedly, "It's daylight savings time, do you know what that means?"

From the way he said it, I hoped his answer was going to be something worthy of that excitement -- promotion, pay raise, uh, wanting to send me on a vacation alone -- except being the informed military spouse that I am, I knew it was none of these things. That left me stumped about what the wonderful "thing" was.

And for a moment I thought it may have something to do with WoW (actually, it's sort of surprising that it wasn't, but anyway...).

"I have no idea," I said, waiting for enlightenment. Three... two... one...

"Desert cammies and rolled sleeves!"

Yeah, what you're feeling is the same excitement I felt at that announcement. But let's all be supportive and say, I'm so happy for you, Steven!

All joking aside, it must be crappy to be forced to wear long sleeves when it's eighty degrees, so I understand.


Um, in other news, I kicked butt this weekend in my rewriting. I wrote (from scratch!) three chapters. Woo Hoo!

My husband saw me writing just above the words "the end" and got excited for me. I said, "Oh, no. I've finished chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, and 19. So I still have more than half the book to go."

He looked at me like I'd grown another head.

"I sort of skip," I explained, lamely.

"I got that part."

Thursday, March 6, 2008


A short note, as it’s 1:30 AM and I’m off to bed…

I started a rewrite a week an a half ago. It took me about three days to outline my revision. So, in actuality, I started exactly a week ago.

At this point I’m not even to the midway point. I’m only about a quarter done.

I was becoming discouraged because it’s taking me forever. I mean, I’m usually much faster than this. Until I realized something…

When I started, I cut about 10K words straight off the top. Then another 20K I rearranged into different areas of the novel. Just now when I looked, I’m up to my original word count.

Which means I’ve written 10K in a week. I feel better now.

I’m celebrating by going to sleep.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Do you know what I think is cute?

The fact that my husband goes on and on about WoW like I

(A) Care
(B) Understand what he’s saying
(C) Have any part of my brain invested in the conversation

I just smile and nod, occasionally saying, “That’s great, honey!” Just like he does with me and my writing.

It’s all good. That’s what we like to call “being a supportive married couple.”


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