A January Break – It’s Cold and I’m Tired from Editing

Today, I finally implemented a few tiny changes I wanted to make in the early chapters of Memory. The kind that you know you want to make before you know what they are–if that makes sense. The result of a gut feeling that something’s off, lingering so hard it becomes some cousin of Writer’s Block (Editor’s Block?).

But whatever; I made the changes this morning, which is great. They became a shining part of the 2.0 package, making the story a stronger read.

But after implementing them (around 8am), I did another pass on the most recent chapter I was up to, almost started editing the next chapter—which thankfully has obvious flaws right out the gate—but only got a few paragraphs in before I realized . . . I’m tired.

And cold. It was seriously 20 degrees in my apartment all day, so all activities that didn’t involve lying under a quilt were canceled.

Including working on a crazy detailed post. There was a shining moment where I was going to tough it out to write about one of two topics, but both of those topics evolved into bigger beasts (including the first “A Writer Watching” in a long while, which I’m probably posting next week).

I would have posted a Read / Watch / Play, but this time around, I haven’t read anything I want to recommend (I’ve been extremely lax with my TBR pile all year).

So, for those reasons, I kicked back today. I do intend to spend the rest of the night working on that “A Writer Watching,” so I will have that ready for next Sunday.

But until then, I hope all of you enjoy the rest of your weekend, whether long or normal-type.

Take care, stay hydrated, and don’t let anyone treat you like shit. It’s always worth remembering that if you have friends who routinely make you feel terrible, then even if it doesn’t seem like it, those friends are not friends. And you should stop giving them your time because there are people out there who won’t treat you like shit. It’s true every time.

Anyway, have a great night, everyone!

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Louis Santiago

I'm a fantasy writer based in New York. One of my short stories, "Aixa the Hexcaster," was published at Mirror Dance Fantasy. You can read it here: http://www.mirrordancefantasy.com/2016/09/aixa-hexcaster.html.

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