This book is starting to get on my nerves. I find one thing wrong, fix it and think I’m done. Flipping through, I find another…and another…and another. Right now, I’ve completely ripped out on chapter (“Morale Check”) and I am just going to re-write it. I feel like I’m falling behind with this book, but don’t worry – I am going to finish it and finish Valentina’s Feast on time (August this year). I’m going to cut back a little on the first set of re-writes and focus on chapters that are under 2,000 words because I know those are unfinished.
One of the great things about Pander-monium is that I am going to be on such a tight schedule as far as writing goes that I’m going to have to do more editing as I write and less waiting until I am done. Maybe that this is the way to go. The great rule of writing is that there are no rules. I need to see what works for me as far as keeping busy. I think writing a month solid will be a good idea because that seems to be as long as I can hold interest in a project. The ultimate goal in this is to get a better catalogue in place.
On a different front, I’m still abiding with the ‘no TV, no stream’ rules. I don’t really miss anything, but my reading has increased as has my writing (see above). I’m also listening to a lot of podcasts. I’m liking this a great deal. I’m a fan of true crime, and paranormal podcasts, so I’m burning through Last Podcast on the Left, Extraterrestrial and Conspiracy Theory. When my wife wants to watch baseball (which I’m listening to online), I hike on back to the study and continue doing whatever I was doing. Getting a little more done, but I’m running out of podcasts to listen to while I am writing. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
I got my second vaccine shot and let me tell you…those side effects are no joke. When they say they make you feel like you got the flu – they are being optimistic. They make you feel like you wish you had the flu. I was sore all over like I had just compressed a year’s worth of workouts in just an hour. I was too tired to do anything, but I still got the laundry done (having to walk two blocks to the laundromat because I really needed the exercise…stupid, stupid, still fat me). After that, I went to bed at 8:00 pm, skipping my regular Sunday night game. Bleh. On the upside – you’ll get the best sleep ever, I promise. I think my home state is getting ready to lift the mask restrictions…in time for Derby. I mean, it’s only fair to the horses.
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