This was my life yesterday:
Morning until 2:30: Coffee shop and Pike Place Market with the family. Gingersnap lattes, cold and sunny Seattle, chatty vendors, fishy smells, street musicians and fresh-fruit samples. Yum.
2:30-6:30: Parked on the couch with the Christmas tree lights on. Typing up revisions from the official print-out and reading through TIB from the beginning. Pumped up about the results!
6:30-7:00: Brain food for dinner — chicken tikki masala and salad with fresh avocados.
7:00-7:30: Revising. Back starting to ache. Pushing through. A little over halfway through the book. Still jazzed about EvErYtHiNg!
7:30-8:00: Drive to the local indie video store to get Julie and Julia for a movie break with mom and sis. Apparently the rest of Seattle had same plan — no copies left in this or other store.
8:00-9:00: Back to revising. New spot in the kitchen with a mug of Lady Gray tea. Guitar music.
9:00-10:00: Speed Scrabble tournament with family. (Speed Scrabble is Scrabble without the board — everyone makes their own little word-puzzles; it’s much harder and much more fun). I win almost every game; I am a champ.
10:00-10:30: Facebook, AW, brushing teeth.
10:30: Curl up in bed with Christmas lights around my window. Computer on the bed, print-out in my lap. Goal: finish reading through the rest of TIB to get a feeling for the entire book. Question: does the new-ish ending work?
12:00: Stretch break.
12:02-1:44: Glued to the book. Creeped out by the ending. Too dark outside! House is too quiet! Teary for the first time ever — because the ending is sad or because I am past exhausted?
So now this round of revisions will be basically done after a few more touch-ups. Hurray! Time to breathe, sleep, and read books… and blog again!