I’ve been working hard to keep up with Margie Lawson’s Deep EDITS course – there’s a LOT of material to be absorbed. Good stuff, but my brain is on meltdown after so many courses this year. My Editing Partner and I have been going over each other’s first couple of chapters of our WIPS using GoogleDocs so we can share our comments easily – handy except you can’t download comments. And if you try to upload from Word, it strips those comments out too. (A PITA, but what can you do?)
On Sunday I edited from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. (while managing to cook a Thanskgiving dinner too). Monday, Tuesday, worked from about 9 to 6, and yesterday started at 8 a.m. Stayed up until 12:30 then crawled into bed. That’s when my brain decided it wasn’t bedtime after all. No, it came up with a new short story idea that it insisted on dictating to me. In detail. This happened a couple days before too and I thought I had some very good scenes/changes to make in my story for the next day but didn’t write them down, figuring I’d never forget such excellent ideas. Except when I awoke my memory was a blank slate.
So last night – this morning – I ended up hauling myself out of my comfortable bed at 1:30 a.m. and trudged downstairs to start up my laptop again. Three hours and 2800 words later, I finally shut it down and went back to bed. Only to have the alarm clock go off at 6:30 because I had to take my car to the mechanics to get it ready for the Drive Clean inspection – hubby thinks there’s a hole in my muffler 🙁 Always happens right before you have to have that danged inspection!
But at least I have the story drafted out and some scenes already written – and considering it’s got a limit of 15K I’m fairly well into it!