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23 September 2008 @ 12:38 pm

My printer cartridge has arrived. This means the remainder of the day will be spent:

- making sure it’s the right one and fits and works
- getting paper so I have enough to print out the PRETENDER’S CROWN behemoth manuscript
- clinging to patience as I print the behemoth Fail to cling to patience based on PRINTING THE WRONG FRAKKING VERSION
- going to yoga class my bad, no yoga tonight
- wondering why the hell the book isn’t done printing yet
- swearing at the damned book which will take a week of Sundays to print
- collapsing under a 700+ page manuscript

Tomorrow will be spent trying not to fall asleep while re-reading it. This isn’t actually indicative of the book’s quality (I think it’s rather good, really), but of the fact that I simply cannot stay awake while editing my own work. I have learned to leave the house and go to coffee shops, generally, in order to do edits…but part of that ritual is eating out, and I have very limited funds with which to do that. Plus it usually involves eating *goodies*, which, as we all know, is Not Allowed.


I see from Democrats Abroad that the first debate is going to be screened at O’Neill’s Pub in Dublin on Saturday. I’m pretty tempted to go in and watch that. It’d also give me the opportunity to stop by Sub City and see if I can pick up a copy of this week’s Previews, because in theory Chance will be advertised in it. (I desperately request that people with easy access to a comic shop stop and see if it is, and let me know!)

miles to Isengard: 350.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: busybusy
Pamelajeditigger on September 23rd, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
It's funny how coffee shop writing and editing somehow feels less like work than toiling at home. Wonder why that is.

And re: printing, come on. :) I printed my first book on a dot matrix printer. THAT took a week of Sundays. Patience, grasshopper. Be kind to that manuscript, by the way: it comprises blood, sweat and tears of a darned good writer.
Lindsay Leggettakabins on September 23rd, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
Also make sure you have enough ink! Oh, the times when I didn't have enough ink...
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on September 23rd, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Which copy of Previews do you want me to look in?
kitmizkit on September 23rd, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
The September 24th issue. Tomorrow's.
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on September 23rd, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
I'll be in town buying comic on Thursday, so I'll look for it then. Do you want me to buy you as copy?

And if you're coming up on Saturday, let me know.
kitmizkit on September 23rd, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
If it's got the Chance ad in it, please do. That would be grand.

And I shall let people know about Saturday! It'll probably depend on how the next 3 days of editing go...
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on September 23rd, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Will do.

That would be grand. Grand, is it? Ireland is starting to rub off on you!
kitmizkit on September 23rd, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
It is (so it is)!
Pamela: Gasp!jeditigger on September 23rd, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
I just saw the revised version of your post.

Yeah, throw patience out of the window. GRAAAAAR! :(