Saturday, August 13, 2011

Procrastination and Editing by Margot Justes

Editing a manuscript is not for the faint of heart. I've been working on my novella for the last two weeks and barely finished ten pages.

This weekend is free and I planned to spend it in my office, but I decided to bake bread instead. The last time oven I turned the oven was in December. That should tell you how often I use it. Anything to delay the editing. It's called procrastination and I'm really, really good at it.

I turned the oven on, and nothing happened, it's on the fritz. Drat. I can't bake in a cold oven, no freshly baked bread for breakfast.

Next, I did the laundry, made pasta sauce, grated cheese to go with the pasta, in the process I drank a pot of coffee and cleaned my office. Now I'm tired and out of things I'm willing to do. A Fire Within awaits, got it back from the editor and have to finish it.

Oh wait, the cat needs fresh water and food, have to go downstairs and feed kitty.

Till next time,
Margot Justes
A Hotel in Paris
www.mjustes.com

4 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

This sounds a bit too familiar! I tackled some editing today on Forever Young-Blessing or Curse, and was happy to get through 19 pages, my personal best in editing on this manuscript.

Morgan Mandel
http://www.morganmandel.com
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

E.R. King said...

This very moment I am following in your footsteps and reading your post instead of editing...and I don't regret it one bit!

Margot Justes said...

Morgan,
My perosnal best was yesterday 10 pages, let's what i can do today.

E.R.
Thank you for reading my blog instead. We'll get back to editing, assuming there is nothing left to be done anywhere...and that is not very likely.
Margot

SBJones said...

Oh look, an updated blog. It needs to be read before I get to work on chapter 9...