Fran Cannon Slayton - The Wild Ride To Publication (Children's Book Version!): Editing When You're Sick: Part II

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Editing When You're Sick: Part II

You might remember from Monday that my answer to "What do you do when you're sick, but your edits are due?" was this:  

Just Edit.

Well, yesterday I found out that sometimes that just isn't possible.  

Yesterday my head was so gunky that no thoughts could swim their way through the bacteria to the surface of my brain, much less make their way down through my fingers, through the keyboard and up onto the computer screen.

So I finally hauled my sorry self to the doctor and got an antibiotic and a special squirtie thing for my nose.

Not that it helped immediately.  Yesterday nothing got done.  Nada.  Zilch.  

But today I woke up and . . . I'm still sick!

But at least today the thoughts (so far) appear to be able to swim their way through all the junkie stuff and cough themselves up onto my computer screen.  Progress!  I'll take it!

So after a little breakfast smoothie, I'm taking up the mantra again:  Just Edit!

Wish me luck!


Ghost Girl said...

Good luck comin' at ya! And some virtual chicken soup. Hang in there, baby!

Fran Cannon Slayton said...

Thanks, Ghost Girl!

S R Wood said...

Push through it, Fran! The story doesn't care if you're sick.

You might try my kidney-stressing solution to being sick: drink as much water as possible all the time and sleep as much as you can (between pit stops).

Course, doing that while editing is a tall order. Who said writing was easy?