All right! How’s it going? So far, what’s happened this week is:
We did get both comics and crosswords in the Sunday paper. And although I read the comics every week, not the same for the crosswords. Oh, and I don’t actually do the crosswords as much either.
Okay, so aside from the short shopping trip, then came Monday. With lots of editing to do on my primary book project for a big client of mine. Fun, if you count eight to eleven hours with not a lot of talking fun. It is rewarding, though. But lonely at times (which is why people invented writer’s groups!)
On Tuesday, the pipe guy came over, to get everything finished up, and take some kind of metal oil tank (heating oil…not sure), out of the basement. The primary client’s client wrote me to ask for a list of references we needed citations for, so I worked a bunch of time on that.
Some edits from another client came through, on some emails I’m writing for him. I stayed up late to finish those and thought I lost a whole bunch of progress because I couldn’t find my files. Turns out they were in the temporary area, and I got them copied to the place where they SHOULD have been, at first. The remaining two emails I needed to fix up had not been started at that point—which meant more wasted time worrying about a piece of a project I hadn’t realized I hadn’t begun. Worry is a waste of time anyway, mostly, but that’s the subject for another post.
Wednesday, I finished up the email editing, and sent those off. I got the references back from the client’s client that they helped me dig up. I have to:
Address the comments from last week’s edits from client’s client
Get the citations whipped into shape and put into the manuscript for client
Edit more of client’s book.
The comments from last week’s edits I got done yesterday. And more of that today, but I haven’t done further editing of the book, because I’ve been fixing previous parts.
A lesson from this, and from me—busy is acceptable, crazy is not. And the crazy meter, is, unfortunately, in a different spot for everyone.
Keep it productive, but keep it sane, too.
Until next time,