So I’m supposed to be editing my great novel … BUT first I had to tie up some loose ends … literally. Saturday I spent most of the day catching up on bills, and then my hubby and I had to go shopping (interior house paint and groceries with a late lunch in-between). On Sunday I had a backlog of mending to do with my newest sewing machine, the Janome 720 (it’s so cute!), and I had to read the New York Times Sunday edition, and I also had to straighten up my home office. Then this evening I decided I better submit one of my latest stories while I still had some nerve to do it. Tomorrow I have another short story that I need to finish and send to my mentor (yes, I pay someone to be my writing mentor and we are on a schedule). And I did have to go to work at my day job and give some time to my part-time job as an online teaching assistant. I mean, these are things I have to do no matter what … well, maybe I could have skipped the Times and just put away my sewing machine (out of sight, out of mind but then my yoga pants would still be way too long!).
Give me some credit, though, for reading the first three chapters of Self-Editing for the Fiction Writer … although now that I know what I’m up against …
But tomorrow is another day and the month is still young!
Marie A Bailey
Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.