Friday, July 19, 2013
FRIDAY STIR FRY - Madness, I tell you, madness
Yep, that's pretty much how I feel. A couple of posts ago I mentioned we are getting a new computer operating system at work and how crazy the training had been. Well, this week we were supposed to validate transferred content and go live. Has that happened yet? Of course not. Do they bother to keep us peons informed of progress? Of course not.
I spent all day Tuesday in a big room with co-workers hunched over reports, highlighting missing or wrong info. We were supposed to do that again Wednesday. We didn't. And Thursday I spent the day twiddling my thumbs cause I'll be damned if I'm going to enter info into the old system just to do it all over again in the new.
On the writing front - nothing. I've submitted BTH to a publisher and an agent and so far no word, which isn't a big shock. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time getting back into the book I want to finish writing. I know I'm just supposed to put 'butt in chair hands on keyboard'. I look at my laptop laying there on the table, its power off and lid closed and sigh. Some people love the creative process. It bogs me down. I would much prefer a first draft just drop from the heavens into my laptop because I enjoy the re-writing part much more.
Wouldn't it be cool if there was a first draft fairy godmother! She could wave her wand and I would have 100,000 words to work with and mold into something worth reading. Does anybody have a fairy they could lend me? Please.