Sunday, September 14, 2014

What a Week

Pain on Thursday kept me home.  The weather turned cooler which is probably why my pain level went up.  This meant I stayed at work later on Friday to make up some of the hours.

It's been a good week for writing.  I finished the second Wayfarer manuscript and did edits on two other stories.  This weekend I have five manuscripts on my couch waiting for me to edit them.  I'm hoping to finish the edits on the second Defenders book.  I'm also hoping to publish the first Defenders book in the next few days.

Last night I was grumbling at Vicki because I felt like I was behind schedule on the editing.  I have the five manuscripts which totals nearly a thousand pages.  I wasn't even done with one.  I had to stop yesterday because I had a headache.  I felt this put me behind.  Vicki reminded me that I was grumbling about a self-imposed deadline and I needed to be more realistic.

She was right.  I worked on one of the longer manuscripts yesterday.  I have about 75 pages left, I think.  I'll finish it today.  This will be the last edit on the manuscript before I start developing the production pieces I need for it.

I'll probably pick up the next longest manuscript which will be more intense as it is a first edit.  There aren't even chapters in this one so it will be a lot of work to go through the first edit.  One thing I decided was that I should go through and search out key words I tend to overuse when I write the rough draft.

Unfortunately, I woke with a headache several times in the night and this morning I still have one.  Yesterday I spent a lot of time working on business end of writing - updating spreadsheets for income and expenses.  I also submitted some paperwork to start blogging for Pagan Square.  I'll have to start thinking about what I want my next post on there to be.

Today Ken will watch football.  I will probably work.  I uncovered my crochet basket yesterday and saw a project that has just been sitting there waiting on me.  It isn't screaming at me but it is tempting.  Perhaps if the editing is too hard on my head today, I'll watch movies and crochet.

Pain is still a problem but it is daily so I'll just cope because what else can I do.  A warm blanket and a good manuscript to edit should keep me from being in too much pain.

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