Thursday, January 8, 2009

Stuck in the Slog

No, I'm not talking about all the rain and snow and mud and muck in Western Washington. I'm trying to transcribe 70 pages of longhand work on this novel. Transcribe, and edit, and improve it at the same time. And it is agonizing! I don't know why it's taking so long--I only got through five pages yesterday. Today I've gotten through fifteen, so it's improving, but still.

There's a lot of other stuff to take care of at the same time. Talking to the insurance company about the damage to the house from the storm; getting bids for roof repair, etc. Chores. Yard work. Getting dinner on the table. Freelance work. And getting this draft of the novel done done done. There's been some discussion on the blog I Love Werewolves ( about how to get it all done. I wish I was as capable or good at time management as some of the commenters there. But I keep trying...

Hope all's well with the werewolves out there...and the people who love them... and the people who fear them....


  1. britton - do subscribe to my blog. i'm finding it very helpful to me.

    And annie lamott would advise that you first do the "down-draft", the shiatty first draft. And then do your editing. :)

  2. Yep, shitty first drafts, that could practically be my middle name. :-) That's why no one sees the first drafts. Thanks for leaving a comment!