Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Revisions Revisions

I like to blog after I've done something productive so I can brag, but today I'm muddled. I even made a special trip to the grocery store to get some Starbucks Frappaccino bottles, which is generally against my "tea only" routine. The problem with revisions at the moment is that I want to go back to bed. Last Friday I even laid down to write, citing it'd be more comfortable than my wooden Ikea chair, but I just ended up napping. Today's rule is: No Horizontal Revisioning. And I cannot use pregnancy as an excuse because if I do, then I'll soon be using postpartum as an excuse. And I just can't trust the re-writing to the dog, no matter how eager she may be to tackle the plot arches in my book.

Speaking of dogs, I wish mine would just turn into a cat. She'd be easier: I wouldn't have to take her out to pee, she'd shed less (did I mention she's half-German Shepherd and half-Collie??), she wouldn't jump all over the toddler play-dates, she wouldn't steal food off of the plates, and if she decided to lie in front of the couch, beneath my feet, she'd probably move when I needed to stand up. (Imagine an 8-months-pregnant lady trying to stand up off the couch without using her feet.)

Ha! I called myself a "lady." That's funny (to me) because I more resemble the palace laundry lady than any genteel ladies.


Jacqui said...

I don't know how you do it, this clear-headed thinking in pregnancy. By month eight of mine, I'm always reduced to two words at a time. Mostly "Bring donuts."

Amber Lough said...

Desperate people do desperate things, Jacqui. That's all I can say.

Well, that and I just ate two Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and am about to have another. What a month to be super-preggo! I get to eat the candy and not feel super guilty. It'll all come off...right??

cindy said...

good luck, amber! don't be so hard on yourself! there's a lot going on right now!