I spent my entire day doing word searches on Lanternfish. I’m not joking about spending eighth hours on this project. I got all the way to the end, but it necessitates another complete reading of the manuscript now. No idea when I’ll get to that. There are a couple of books I’ve been trying to read, and I’m not finding the time for them.

My daughter showed up from Sun Valley for a few hours today. I stopped all progress, and had a nice visit with her. This is more important than word searches and edits.

One of my goals was to write some new words, and that may not happen. I get a four day weekend, but tomorrow is always an odd day with some personal requirements.

After I posted last night, I spent some time on an outline. In my case, they are storyboards. I made a huge dent in the storyboard for a novella I want to write. It doesn’t seem like much, but it is some progress. About all I have to do now is ramp up the tension points, and check some timelines. I will probably pin some graphics to my board, because they always help, but I could almost start writing it today. I won’t, because I’m working on something else, and haven’t got Lanternfish out the door yet.

Unfortunately, I’ll probably spend the rest of my weekend on edits. Had I dedicated myself to new words, I could have cranked ten-thousand of them over four days. Lamenting this probably isn’t a good idea, but that’s what I’m doing right now.

I’m going to call it a day, crack open another pumpkin beer, then turn on some baseball. There are only a couple of games left this season, and I want to get my money’s worth from the season pass on television.

I’ll hit it again tomorrow.


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16 responses to “Yuck!

  1. How do you do the word searches? Is it just for common ones?

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  2. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

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  3. Editing is drudgery to me and I sympathize, Craig. But, it is necessary, as you well know. I love the idea of adding imagery to a storyboard. Great idea!

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  4. Oh wow. Eight hours in word search. Wow. So much for my weekend wishes, eh? At least you’re editing, bringing you one step closer to readers 🙂 And there’s baseball, AND BEER!

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  5. Editing has to be done, even if it’s not the most fun part of the whole writing process…

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  6. “Beer helps with everything.” Too funny!

    Hope you made a sizeable dent. I hate the review process, too (and I’m an editor!), so I know how you feel.

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