Monday, January 29, 2018

Where I'm at Right Now

So, I got the edits for Blink of an I back from my editor yesterday evening.  Yay!  But I'm still not ready to send her Early Grave.  Boo!  I did a little mental panic dance at that moment.  And then I told myself to chill out. 

I can still finish Early Grave's edit pass and send it off to AWE tonight or tomorrow morning.  I could even, if I had to, work on both of them at the same time.  The skillset needed for each task is different enough I wouldn't be getting myself all confuzapated.  (Confused + addlepated = confuzapated.)

Early Grave - reading it on the Kindle and making edit notes, then entering edit notes I made into the manuscript.

Blink of an I - Opening my working copy and her edited copy side by side and entering her edit notes as I go down the pages.

It could be done.  If I had to.  I guess.  Right now, I'd prefer sitting down today and cranking through Early Grave until it's done, then tackling Blink after I send EG off to my editor.  We'll see how much I can get done and whether I reach a point where EG is 'editor ready' by the time I want to do Blink.

And that's where I'm at right now.  All editing, all the time.  Except for when I need a break and wander out into the woods.


  1. Gonna be too cold to wander in the woods. Brrrr.

    Yay on edits back, but yeah, finish one project before starting the next. I think your brain will be happier with the results. And maybe less coffee will be needed. Or not. LOL

    I'm almost too antsy to work but I need words so I'll get internets stuff out of the way, get dressed, and then work until I get the call. I'll break while tech guy is here, then probably spend the rest of the day playing with the new "cable" toy. :)

    Hang in there. You got this! (Both this's)

  2. Good luck with the edits! I'm like you...sometimes I just like to knock it out in one fell swoop. But I have to remember to take breaks (water, stretch), if I do.

  3. Oops, should have kept with my promise of sending today instead of firing it off to you yesterday. Just ignore it - get EG done!!!

  4. I'm painfully single-minded. If I take on two projects at once, they both suffer. More than two means I can't get ANYTHING done. I get completely confuzapated. (Love that word!)

    Please finish EG. I want to read what happens next!!!