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23 May 2006 @ 10:03 am
bitch bitch bitch  
Man. I just do not want to deal with this book. I am anyway, because hey, that's my job, but jeez, the closer I get to the beginning of it, the less I want to read the notes and figure out how to fix details and gnrgh. (Typically this is how I would feel as I approached the end, but since I started at the end...) It's none of it insurmountable. It's just hateful. Hate hate hate. I don't usually *not want* to do revisions this badly, but then, this book has been reworked so massively so many times maybe it's not all that surprising. Right now I just want to get it done so I can do the PHOENIX revisions, the prospect of which seems like a breath of fresh air after HEART OF STONE.

*puffs cheeks out, stares at ms* Ok. The goal for the day will be to get through the manuscript and then going in to do the easy fixes on the file: line edits, minor detail work that'll be mostly a matter of responding to margin-questions, that kind of thing. I should be able to get most of those done today, at least the ones that don't start requiring a fair amount of new material. I'll think about the plan for new material tomorrow, but I suspect it'll be along the lines of mythology tomorrow, new end for the book on Thurs/Friday (tomorrow and Thursday are half days of work, 'cause I've got a hair appointment tomorrow afternoon and X3 Thursday), and then sensuality revisions Saturday. Something like that.

We hates it, precious, we hates it.
 
 
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Brianlogrusboy on May 23rd, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
Discipline is a spectrum disorder--you know, like autism or, some may argue, sexual preference.

Compared to your average LJer (and apparently more than a few authors), you have a rather high level of discipline as evidenced by the fact that almost every post you make indicates that you are making measurable progress toward a goal or three.

Some of us...er...well...have all our baggage smushed up against the clutch and can't figure out why the car won't move no matter how hard we push on the gas...
dancinghorsedancinghorse on May 23rd, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. I get inspired by reading these posts, almost enough to treat my job like a job instead of a hobby.

Kit, if you hate it this much, it's probably the best thing you've ever written. That's usually the way it works.
kit: writingishardmizkit on May 23rd, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Well, the idea of inspiring you certainly gives me a happy glow. *laugh* Thanks! :)

*Man* I hope you're right. I don't typically despise stuff quite this much. I don't typically revise stuff this much, either, so there's probably a correlation there. I no longer have *any* sense of whether the story's worthwhile. I just hate it and want it to go away. It would be really nice if that meant it was actually pretty good. :)

Man, writing is *hard*. Can we go shopping?
kitmizkit on May 23rd, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
as evidenced by the fact that almost every post you make indicates that you are making measurable progress toward a goal or three

Bizarrely, I usually feel like all those posts indicate I've gotten practically nowhere. Perception, she is a funny thing...