Friday, January 13, 2017

Having a Weekend



Vernors fuels my editing process




I don't have much concept of time. The sun rises. The sun sets. It's day. It's night. There are times when it's always night because a sleep pattern for me is nonexistent. I have a DVR for when I forget that things I want to watch are on. I set alarms when I absolutely need to, which is rarely.

I let my mind do what it does and my body do what it needs to do. Set schedules stress me out but once I gave up on them I started getting way more done. (I can't figure this out. I won't even try.)

I had a busy week of writing and editing. A lot of Twitter microprompts jumped out at me, I've polished a lot of poems written in November and December and kept up with email correspondence with ease. I made one of my personal deadlines early and surprised myself by submitting another piece with plans for more work to be sent out next week.

I have writing to start next week for February Deadline #2 but I have a lot of confidence that once I begin, I'll breeze through. (The outlines are finished so that's why I'm so confident. :) ) I'm going to do my best to just take a weekend and not work on anything. Sometimes things just have to be written down, but I'm not going to set aside time to work for the next couple of days. Instead, I'm going to catch up on my reading. I'm reading Jess Walter's "Beautiful Ruins" right now and I'm loving it. I'm also working my way through James Merrill's poetry collection. I have a stack of books on my dresser to get to. I have Louise Erdrich waiting patiently for me and my library finally got a copy of "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski in for me. (I have been waiting for forever to read it!)

My husband is off this weekend too and we have family plans on Sunday. I'm so thankful for him and how helpful he has been to me. He's a good editor and he guides me through tedious technical difficulties I may have while formatting documents, etc. When I walk away, feeling myself starting to have trouble breathing over frustration, I'll walk back over and he's already fixed what needed fixing and helps calm me down. He's very supportive and very encouraging and I thank him. I couldn't have dreamed of finding a better soulmate. :)

Time to rest and relax for the rest of this Friday evening. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

<3




2 comments:

  1. Have a great relaxing weekend! Everyone needs time to "step away" from projects every now and then. It's too easy to let them consume our every waking thoughts. lol

    Also, good luck on all of your submissions! :)

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    1. Thanks, Dez! My attempt to step away was in vain. I couldn't sleep and ended up writing a Magicians entry. I have to edit the hell out of it though. :)

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