Sunday, May 4, 2008

What happened to the weekend?

Life, being what it is, has interrupted my careful planning for this weekend. Instead of doing my weekend chores on Friday and spending the whole weekend curled up with a good book -- to whit, A Shadowed Flame -- (I think it's a good book anyway), I had to work on Friday and a fair chunk of Saturday too. And on top of that an unexpected gig came up in Ohio, which means I have to fly out at lunchtime today.

Ah me. Don't misunderstand. Work is good. No. Work is great when I consider the alternative. But I have to get my read through done. So I've printed the whole thing out, all 432 Dark Courier (font size 12) double-spaced pages of it, and I'll stuff it into my carry-on which will make it almost impossible to wrestle into the overhead bin. That shouldn't be a problem, so long as they don't change the aircraft on me. Right now it's scheduled as an Embraier. The overhead bins won't take a normal carry-on so they take them on the jetway and stow them, then return them to the jetway on landing. I don't check my bag unless I'm forced to. But if I end up getting delayed or have yet another change in plans (it happens occasionally) I'll be busted.

Okay. I'll stop whinging now. I just want to let everyone know why I'm slipping behind with my revision. I will get it done this week, if I have to stay up all night every night to do it. I'm sending it out to the beta readers next weekend, and nothing short of a natural disaster of massive proportions is going to stop me.


Ing said...

Cool--your own book ready for people to read. That'd be worth some airline carry-on truama, I think.

R.J. Keller said...

Very cool! The frustration is always worth it.

Hamlet said...

Wow! I didn't know you had a 432 page book completed. That is most impressive. I hope that you can get it finished soon! I have a grand total of 25 pages and it isn't moving. So very jealous congrats!

Liz said...

Thank you all. I really appreciate the support.

Hamlet. Think of it this way. You have 25 pages more now than you did when you started. If you keep writing a minimum of 100 words a day you'll soon you'll have 25 more. Little bites; it's the only way to eat an elephant. And the WCB will keep you on track. You can do it. Really, you can.