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20 October 2008 @ 08:50 am
if I had been smart…  

If I’d been smart, I’d have taken the “a few more loose ends to tie up” secondary revision letter from Betsy as a sign that I should work, and not go to Octocon this weekend. I’m glad I *did* go, you understand; it was a pleasant weekend and I got to hang out with people I like, but unquestionably in terms of Getting Stuff Done it was not the smart choice. On the positive side, the revisions are *extremely* minor and shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours at most, so they’re not going to throw me off as badly as I feared they might.

I’m going to be bringing the WALKING DEAD manuscript with me to South Carolina, in hopes of at least getting it read/writing notes-to-self about ways and places to do revisions on it. This is not ideal. On the other hand, I’m trying to hold to a really tight schedule for the next six weeks, and I see no other way to achieve it. I also need to remember to bring my notebook so I can work on a rough draft for the Morrigan short story. There is, frankly, no way I’m getting the revisions done before November, but maybe if I really manage to hold myself together I can get them done by around the 3rd, and not be too far behind in NNWMing.

So, today:

- final PRETENDER’S CROWN revisions
- type up critique notes for the last 3 critiques
- print out critique notes
- do laundry. all of it. including the pants i’m currently wearing.
- get the dialog class outline/handout sorted
- ideally start packing, since I become a total Ms. Grumpybutt about packing the closer it gets to time to leave

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: busybusy
Pamelajeditigger on October 20th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
Well, Kit, much as I would LOVE to come see you, the delays associated with the article due this week mean that I'll be writing until Saturday. Hey, it's for a cover story, but still...

Frustrates the heck out of me, because I don't know when you'll be any closer than three hours from here. GRRR. Will you have your computer so that if I can shake loose for a day, I can let you know?
kitmizkit on October 20th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
I will not. :/ We only have one functional computer at this house anymore, and it's staying here.
Pamela: Mad-Eyejeditigger on October 20th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Well, in part that's good, as you will be somewhere other than the computer?

Have a safe trip. And start packing now! So you don't become MsGrumpybutt....
Alix (Tersa): Arnold--Go away! (tersa)tersa on October 20th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
I just want to say that first finding out you were going to SC and then you mentioning it in your blog is vexing me greatly, because my dad lives in SC and I keep thinking 'Aigh! I want to go to SC and see Kit!'

Hmph. :)