Monday, July 9, 2012
At the end of last month, I set writing goals for myself for the next six months. The plan seemed reasonable. Except for one thing - I forgot how long it takes to edit.
I took some time off from writing this week, figuring I could catch up on the weekend. But I'm editing. And it's a slow process. When I set my goals, I thought I could edit two chapters in the time it would take me to write one. Not even close.
Writing is much faster for me. I don't see any way I can speed up the editing. I just need to take it a chapter at a time, and it will take as long as it takes.
I've decided not to adjust the plan. It's only been a week. Instead, I'm going to double up and get it done.
On the up side, my teen has a massive amount of summer work for her AP classes and is joining me in my marathon of heads-down work at the coffee shop every day.
We're trying different places. It's hard to find a place that's comfortable and quiet enough - but not too quiet. Starbucks has oatmeal now. It's not great, but I was happy I didn't get the plate of donuts behind the glass that kept distracting me.
It's still too miserably hot to do anything outside, so we aren't missing anything. My husband would rather have me writing than whining about not writing, so there's no guilt in leaving.
Does it take you longer to edit or write? Is anyone having normal weather? I would love to be able to write outside, but it's been 100 degrees for a week.