Monday, May 21, 2012

My Agent Says Just Because My Publishing House Has Gone Into Chapter 11, That's No Reason Why I Shouldn't Be Rewriting Chapter 11

I'd promise you this blog entry would be shorter than its heading, except the more I write here, the less time I'll have for working on The Shade Of The Moon Version The Third Draft The First.

What is it about rewrites that inspires such high level procrastinating? I know I won't mind doing them once I actually get started. It's the getting started that's the tricky part.

There are two new scenes to be written, and two to be rewritten from scratch, and then, of course, the entire manuscript has to be gone through and, le sigh, improved. After which I send it off to my editor, who could hate it and reject it, even if the publishing house doesn't go out of business, which my agent assures me they won't.

Or I could play FreeCell. My winning streak has now reached 1,100 games, thanks to the miracle of modern cheating.

Oh good. The clothes dryer just beeped. It's time to fold my mother's laundry. If I do it super perfectly, that could take anywhere from 1 to 978 minutes. At which point, it will definitely be time to expand that winning streak to 1101!


JMCOOPER said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one procrastinating. I think.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good morning JMCOOPER-

Please note, I didn't procrastinate about responding to your comment!