I’m not dead, I assure you! In fact, I’ve actually been getting some editing done, lol.
Last week, since I was (finally) approaching the 75% mark, I figured out how many words a day I’d have to edit in order to finish by the end of the year (about 500). Then I realized I still have to do another sweep for line edits and stylistic decisions, so I tacked on an extra 100 words per day. By that rate I’ll be done with heavy edits by Nov. 21.
And since my mother has recently challenged me to finish my current round of editing by Thanksgiving…well, that works out quite nicely. 😀
Editing has been a bit of a mind game for me. I’ve tried a lot of different ways to be consistent–because the fact is I haven’t been very consistent, lol. I tried setting higher goals but then felt super guilty when I couldn’t meet it. Then I wouldn’t get any work done for days… Though, with the lower word count goal (paltry as it feels to me…) I know I’m able to do it every day, and even if I do miss a day I can divvy it up (or double up) and add it to my goals for the next days so it isn’t so overwhelming.
In any case, I plan to beat the turkey to the table!
How are you folks doing out there?
I know I haven’t really been commenting much lately–or blogging, for that matter!–though I do still read people’s blogs. I’ve been researching what it’ll take to start my own business (still struggling with this whole career thing…) so I guess my attention has been elsewhere. *sighs*