Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Strange rituals

Today I had a hard copy of my first draft printed out. Office Max ate one of my pages though, so I'm sort of miffed. Sort of. I can't wait till I can afford a printer.

I wandered aimlessly through Barnes and Noble today. The book on my list wasn't available, so I spent about an hour and a half wandering around and generally having the worst case of indecision ever. I walked out with a Eoin Colfer and a Tamora Pierce Book.

I'm about to edit my hard copy. For some reason, it is a lot easier for me to read and compute the pages in my head when it's on paper. I don't know why--maybe that's just how I've always done it, and I have a hard time adjusting.

Before I write, I have to clear my mind almost entirely or else the apprehension of writing gets to me, and I stall until I've finally talked myself out of writing. Daunting. That's the one word I will continually use when referring to writing a book. It isn't just writing, it's editing, it's creating, it's everything. There is so much that goes into writing a book, sometimes I feel as though I'm sitting here with eight different directions to go in.

In order to forget about these things, I clear my mind entirely.

By playing a silly online game called Bread N Butter. HEEE. Taho on deviantART got me hooked, and I adore it. It's not fun when you realize you need actual money to unlock goods and products, but for the ten minutes I need to clear my mind, it's perfect. You can check it out here.

Maybe I'll find a new diversion. Maybe not. Until then, I'll serve my customers and aim to please!

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