I’ve read a number of posts recently about bloggers scaling back their activities in the blog world to concentrate on their writing. I must admit that I’ve been doing the same, just without telling you that I’m doing it!
Over the last couple of weeks, my day job has again dominated my thinking and dreaming. I do hate it when I wake up at 3am and can’t switch my brain off from work. I need to finish that and email it to thingy, did I send that report off to doody and watsit?
Despite my waking moments being snatched away, I have managed to finish the last 10k words of editing to finish the third draft of I Can See You. Or, have I?
The title of the post says it all. Maybe it’s just the way I work, but despite having officially gone through all the words from the second draft, marked off the totals on my spreadsheet I use to track the drafts, I still don’t feel like it’s ready to be classed as finished.
I realise that I probably never will feel it’s ready.
I’m working on that. Really. I am.
I’ve mentioned before that when I edit/redraft, I work direct on-screen. I’m still using Scrivener and finished the last scene and backed everything up. I now enter my 3P phase of editing. Another time to Pause, Print and Polish. I find I still need to print out the story and have a proper read, with pen at the ready to make any changes.
When I’m editing, I also tend to only edit the scene I’m on. My story is a police procedural and I’ve made a few slight amendments to some of the circumstances of the plot. A little tweak here and another change there. As well as the 3P, I need to revisit a few other scenes and fix them so the happenings later in the story still make sense.
I hope to do this during the next week as we’ve taken the next two weeks off work to watch Wimbledon. Not actually go to London to watch live, no. Best seat in the house, our house and watch in HD. Gives me some time to write as well.
Then I have two beta readers lined up. Both have asked on numerous occasions where the heck my book is. I better not disappoint them for too much longer. 🙂
Munchie update – We had another visit to the vets this last week, this time for the little furry wonder to have a heart scan. Yes, a cat cardiologist. Who knew?
Anyway. He has a heart problem. A thickening of his heart muscle. Not too bad, but enough to cause concern and require another tablet.
We now have to give him THREE tables everyday. Or to be precise. 1 x Kidney tablet. 1/4th Blood Pressure tablet and 1/8th beta blocker for his heart. 1/8th!!! Cutting a tablet that is already small into EIGHT is almost as much fun as then shoving that 1/8th down his throat.
He’s not impressed. Not at all, but needs must.
He is seemingly more like his old self. He is not bumping into things and hopefully, the tablets keep things under control.
A couple of flowers from our garden. A poppy and the first flowering rose of the year.
Thanks for reading.