Sunday I woke up with the mother of all headaches. Not to mention the yelling father and four screaming kids and six barking dogs of a headache. Enough pain to last all day. Which it did. I did not want to write. It hurt to think. If I hadn’t known people were expecting to see some progress, I wouldn’t have done it.
So mostly I focused on editing. Copied good stuff from the old ms and pasted it into the new. In the correct order. Deleted a lot — can’t believe how bad some of it was. Added and tweaked a bit — rather pleased by how much I’ve learned. Net result: 2 pages of new writing. Total ms now at 51 pages.
I also took a long nap. It helped.
Oh, and I also
slashed the hell out of, um, that is, edited a synopsis for a friend. Who may someday forgive me. [sigh] The things I do.
I can’t express how much I appreciate you all coming over here to check on me. As a special thank you bonus, and because I know these updates are mind-numbingly boring, here are some pictures of Iguazu Falls in Argentina (or perhaps the Midwest, if you’re looking at Wapak’s map) that my daughter took while she was there several weeks ago: