Thursday, 24th June 2010
I have discovered something about myself. I have a low boredom threshold for revisions. I've had enough already! This not knowing whether all this work will actually serve any purpose is draining. Half the time I'm fighting the voice in my head that says 'what's the use?'. For all I know, the revisions could be worse than the earlier draft and lead only to another "R" letter (to add to the great pile I already have in my drawer). Working in the cold is awful. Working in the (metaphorical) dark is even worse. Someone show me the light, please!
Ghana the only African team through to the next round of SWC. Note to self: buy a Ghanaian flag a.s.a.p!
I hate revisions. Enough said.
Saturday, 26th June 2010
USA played with great heart, but Ghana, the Black Stars, keep Africa in the Soccer World Cup. Ghana! Ghana!
And I even managed to get some desultory revisions done. Starting to wonder if there's a point when one can do too many revisions. Am I killing the energy of the ms? Need to get some distance from it again.
Sunday, 27th June 2010
Took a break from revisions today. Wrote my July article on foreshadowing for the South African Romance Writers website. Watched soccer. Germany 4. England 1. Ouch! Not even the-goal-that-never-was could have saved England.
Monday, 28th July 2010
Is snow in Jo'burg beyond the realms of possibility? Weather looks very odd today. And it's fairly warm. No time to chat. The break did me good and raring to get back to the revisions.
Tuesday, 29th July 2010
ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Worked on revisions all day, broke to feed Husband on his retrun from work, continued to work until 22h30 and then couldn't sleep. So please don't disturb me today, I'm buzzzzzzZZZZZ...
Wednesday, 30th June 2010
After a good meditation (sounds better than an afternoon nap!) managed to do a few hours revisions. Words starting to blur. Need to bring this to an end; effort and effect are no longer worth the time spent. Could nitpick like this for months and still not be happy with it. Note to self: cut apron strings on ms.
And so we come to the end of the fourth week of revisions. Where has the time gone?