Last Thursday I took on the role of Responsible Adult, skipped the Beats Antique concert I’d been looking forward to for months, and stayed home to edit. Why? I had a sudden spark of motivation and desire to edit. It’s been months since I’ve done any work on Divided, so I knew I had to seize that strange motivation. I have 3 months worth of critiques from my online critique group waiting for me to look at them. That’s 6 critiques (there are 2 other people in the group besides myself.) I got through 2 of them, and skimmed another 2. That section needs a LOT of work, and I wasn’t up to it just then. Ever since Thursday, I’ve felt as if I’m back on the editing wagon, though I haven’t had the time or energy to do so.
I’m sorry to have missed the concert, but Beats Antique seems to make somewhat frequent stops in St. Louis. I just saw them less than a year ago, so I’m hopeful they’ll be back in the next year. But I’m glad I stayed home to edit. I hesitate to say so for fear of jinxing it, but I may have gotten the spark back. Maybe not quite for writing yet, but at least editing. There were some very good suggestions, and I love when I’m able to incorporate someone’s comments into my writing to make it better. It’s a great feeling.
Saturday was my birthday, so the weekend was filled with a lot of celebration. Yesterday was more laid back, but seeing the small amount of sleep I’d gotten, I spent much of the day lounging in bed with my puppies, and another chunk of it riding my motorcycle. After riding, I decided I needed a nap before going to my parents’ house to celebrate Mother’s Day and watch Game of Thrones. So, no editing was done.
I may do a bit of editing when I finish typing up this post. Or not…I’m still feeling a bit sleep deprived. Mondays tend to do that to me. I might have taken a nap after work, but I went to yoga instead, and am very happy I did. Linda, my (now sometimes) teacher, was in town. She moved to Texas last month, but will come back once every month or 2 to teach some classes. I had really missed her yoga routine. I love the new teachers, but Linda’s routine is a great workout without being too strenuous. I’m going to try to write it all down so I can do it on my own at home sometimes.
But I digress. Yoga, no nap, Monday, busy weekend. And the start of the St. Louis humidity, which always wipes me out. So, I may just curl up in bed with a good book, and call it a night early. Wednesday is Creative Meetup, the monthly gathering of some Wrimos who want to write year round, so I’ll have plenty of time to edit then.