Today and tomorrow I have homework, for the first time in decades. I am supposed to read through my novel and mark things that need fixing and things that I like.
That sound you just heard is hysterical laughter.
It's not the length that's the problem, I can read a 50k novel in two days, done it before. It's the idea that I can mark things that need fixing and things that I like in a two day period. Sorry...hang on.
Man, that hysterical laughter is hard on the gut.
Anyway, I'll give it a shot. I'm taking the class, paying for it, trying to learn. But I have misgivings. See, when I start reading my own work and try fixing it, things bog down, my brain overheats and I usually get disgusted and have to walk away. (thought I do tend to get wrapped up in Smooth Running, which causes it's own editing problems) Every writer thinks their work stinks, the ones who don't...they mostly tend to be writers that everyone else thinks their writing stinks.
Maybe there's some mental trick, where I can convince myself that what I'm reading was written by someone else. I hope so, because I don't see any other way this is going to get done.
Not to mention work, coding study (I have an interview at Amazon coming up and I need to brush up on my C#), critiques to write, IM gaming on Thursday.
This is going to be a tough week.