I promised myself, back in January when I redid my goals for the year, that I wouldn’t read a book I gave less than three stars to. I’ve officially failed that goal thanks to this book, The Furies by Mark Alpert. I thought I was getting fantasy. What I got was science-fiction.
The editing process can be grueling, taxing, and all around awful. I speak from experience. What you think will be an easy fix winds up being hours and hours of torture. Did I say torture? I meant agony. But unfortunately, it’s something you have to get through if you want to get that book finished and hopefully on its way to published.
I’ve been back almost a week, crawling back into the work routine. All was going fine until I woke up feeling exhausted yesterday morning. What is it about Wednesdays? Anyway, this week has been a lot of catch-up both at work and at home (okay, not so much at home. I’ve spent most of it watching Avatar The Last Airbender). I figure, after spending so many months working nonstop on the house, I deserve a break, right? Except that wallpaper isn’t going to take itself down.
I’ve got to get back into a good routine. Watching Avatar is all well and good (because it’s an amazing show) but if I’ve got hours after work, I should use them more productively.
I could write! Hey, what a novel idea (was that a pun? You bet your ass). Easier said than done, though.
I could edit! Another laborious task that, while necessary, is not always (read: never) fun.
I could work on the house! There are still a million things to do, but things that could be accomplished in an evening? Perhaps.
I could read! I need to reread a few things.
Or, you know, I could do absolutely nothing for a while and be unproductive, because that’s okay too.