Friday, February 3, 2012

Monkeys, Wrenches, and Mount Doom: The Problem With More

The problem with taking more time for one thing (or more than one thing) is that it means taking that time from something else. That is why I tried to balance my Mores with Lesses, and I still think it could work. I just need better self-control (especially when it comes to the internet).

But have you seen Jodi Meadow's INCARNATE Theater Treasure Hunt? It's kind of like getting sucked down a rabbit hole (in a good way). You have until February 6th to play. :o)

Speaking of monkeys and wrenches or monkey wrenches or wretched monkeys, if exercising is one of your Mores, make sure you're getting enough iron. Yeah. Working out so much that you make yourself anemic (sick and exhausted) is counter-productive. I know. You probably could have told me that. But I'm feeling a lot better now that I'm taking iron supplements. Unfortunately, the boy picked up a wicked cough, this week, and now everyone is snuffling. And I may have broken my hand, yesterday, but really, I hope not. Le sigh.

On a more positive note, I don't hate the revision I'm working on at the moment. The last couple of months have been rough, but I've given myself permission to save draft six (as is) and move on to draft seven. This allows me to use the delete button (copiously) without feeling like I've wasted the last two or three months of my life.

It's funny. This laptop has never had a nickname, but ever since the conversation that led to abandoning draft six, I can't help calling it Mount Doom. :o)

Have a great weekend!  


  1. Rewrites and editing are such fun, aren't they? And sometimes, I just can't keep messing with my stuff.

    Glad you were able to move on...


  2. Interesting, I'm also on draft seven of my current project. What I love most about your post is this: "I don't hate the revision I'm working on at the moment." Oh, I know how much goes into saying that.

  3. I hope your hand isn't broken. Even if it isn't I'm sure trying to write isn't an easy process. Heal quickly! :)

  4. How did you know I've been debating taking iron supplements? Psychic. :)

    And I love your computer's name. :)

  5. I sure hope you didn't break your hand! We've been dealing with that nasty cough here. Not fun at all. Hope the rest of you don't get it.

  6. Thanks, everyone! The hand still hurts but not as much. I don't think it's broken. :o)

  7. Glad to hear the hand prognosis is better.

    I am standing on my own revision precipice with my own Mount Doom. Wish me luck!

  8. Gosh, Myrna! If your hand hurts that much, please see a doctor. I had to do that myself recently. But it's only arthritis, and I'm now going for physical therapy. I won't be blogging as much, for sure. Have to save the typing for the ms!

    Love your name for your laptop. Good luck with your revisions.

  9. Oh, man! You poor thing. I hate it when health issues slow me down and I lose my momentum for Mores. I'm in revision land too so I feel your pain, my dear. Good luck with Mt. Doom!