THE HORROR…

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ALL MY FEARS ARE COMING TRUE…

Guys I became more disciplined in the past week, thus I’m not writing or procrastinating editing anymore. I’ve been knee deep in research and polishing up the parts I have written. The problem is …

I AM CRAWLING

I knew this would happen which is why I’ve been so terrified of it. From writing 8000 words per day, I now thoroughly edit a paragraph per day, a page if the gods smile down at me and I’m working twice more hours. It’s not funny.

It baffles me really how you can spend so much time staring at your screen, and with your hands constantly flying across your keyboard, but then its 6 hours later and guess what? you’ve polished only a paragraph.

Now all of this is on one hand. On the other, I am setting the story in concrete and I have to admit, despite the time it takes, finding these little details that connect so many strings is bringing the story alive to me in a way that melts my heart. Thus I am enjoying editing but when I allow myself to think of my speed which cannot be helped, my face transforms into the ‘resting bitch face’.

Also I was contacted to edit a short book for someone this week for a fee, and although I’ve edited for people before, this just seemed more official to me.

So this post is also an announcement to you all to send your editing works to me if you need a sharp look over it.

As you can tell I am obsessive, and have had way too much editing lessons and practice in my lifetime.

BTW, I sat at a desk almost throughout last night editing, and even when I got sleepy I didn’t want to get up. I am obsessed with this work. I ended up falling asleep leaning over the chair and now I’m forced to deal with neck pain and strange aches. SIGHS.

I’M HAVING A BLAST AT THIS JOB THOUGH, AND I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU TOO ARE ENJOYING YOUR WORK…

Love, OE.

 

 

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