ROW80 Check-in 9/2/15 – Editing Zen

I’ve been so busy editing that I haven’t been able to do a proper check-in for awhile. But I’ve gotten a slight breather so here I is again!

I’ve done very little writing, under 500 on both Fireborn and Covenant. I’ve been working on trying to squeeze them in during my breaks (I use the pomodoro method). So far, that’s been going fairly well. I was starting to feel anxious about not writing, and a bit grumpy.

This month is going to be very busy, as I just accepted another editing job (smaller in scope and length, though) and I have a copyedit hitting my inbox from one of the TDP members that I volunteered to do back in July or June. Annnd edits will be coming back on Changeling 3 as well.

Needless to say, I’ve been a bit sleep-deprived (although it’s from disrupted sleep) and feeling a bit zonked. Today I had to get bloodwork done and when they asked my name and phone number, I gave them the wrong numbers and couldn’t physically pronounce my middle name. And then at dinner I said the wrong word which was very obviously wrong and it was a bit embarrassing. Other than that, I’ve been okay.

(None of this stuff effects my editing. I sort of get tunnel vision when I’m doing it, and I can focus pretty well despite what else is going on. One of my talents…or curses, depending on how you look at it).

Although I needed music desperately, instrumental only. That felt better.

So that’s what I’ve been up to. What have you been doing?

Oh! Chocolate consumption report: A lot of these shortbread with chocolate stripes cookies. They are so good! WW Sundaes, too, as per usual.

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9 thoughts on “ROW80 Check-in 9/2/15 – Editing Zen

  1. OMG I just finished off the package of shortbread cookies with chocolate stripes!

    I just realized that I’ve been using the #AmEditing hashtag on twitter whether I’m editing or revising. Then again, maybe it’s not worth differentiating.

  2. SO – lots of editing equals unedited speech….

    Good to know!

    I’ve been sing a revised Pomodoro…11:11 segments, because they’re fun, and long enough to get some serious progress made. Between, I get up and do 3:33 worth of cleaning or moving…

    I’ll do that till I’m ready for another approach.

    I’ve had very little chocolate, but I’ve been eating a LOT of nectarines, lately!

    1. Shan, yep, I seem to be unable to speak properly b/c editing (or maybe it’s the new meds?). Interesting on the revised Pomodoro segments. Sounds like it works well for you. Nectarines…alas, I am allergic. šŸ˜¦

      1. Right now, it’s working for me. I may change it at some point; I like to play games with my productive times, and sometimes shaking things up does wonders for my imagination,..

        I’m allergic to the adhesive in Band-Aids. True story.

  3. Okay, now I want shortbread, Erin. Thanks! šŸ™‚

    Gearing up for my edits of The Real Road Trip and rehearsal for The Music Man (plus my other writing goals).

    Have a stellar week!!

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