Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ah, the joys of a deadline...

I signed up for this, right? So I can't really complain that I have WAY too much writing to do. Right? Yeah. I thought so.

Today's the deadline for a short story contest that I'm entering, and I'm feeling good about the piece I wrote. It's in a voice that's new to me, and I think I managed to get it just right. Although there are some tweaks that could be made if I hadn't procrastinated. Yet again. ;)

Anyway, I'm convinced I'll be swamped today (once I can safely say I've spent enough birthday time with my 4-year-old) with catching up on assignments that have been sitting around waiting for me to get them done. I have read through everything and made notes on my discussion posts, so it's not as bad as I seem to think. Still, it's pretty time-consuming to sit down at the computer and get them caught up. So that leaves no doubt as to what I'll be doing on my Saturday night:) (I say that like I ever do anything spectacular on a Saturday night...)

My book is on hold at the moment. The deadlines did it! :) Nah, it's good anyway. I've written to the point where I could just end it now if I wanted to, and it's a surprisingly emotional experience to realize that. All of a sudden, this book is my baby, and I don't want the ride to end yet! The last day I worked on it was...Monday? And since then, I've had a new fondness for my book that's totally new. How can I describe it? It's like I'm saying goodbye to someone I love for the last time. Yeah, that's it. Am I the only one here? Surely I can't be.


(Sorry for the rambling...early Saturday mornings are never my best time!)


Karen Lange said...

No, you aren't the only one. And I'm glad to know I'm not either:)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Haha, thanks Karen. It's good to know I'm not just crazy or anything:)

Although after a re-read of that post, I should definitely avoid blogging when I'm still half-asleep... "I've had a new fondness for my book that's totally new." Maybe it's new. I don't new. Er, yeah:)

Thanks, and happy Saturday! (Or Friday night for you, I believe.)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Good luck with the contest!!

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Thanks, Jen:) Hopefully I'll have good news to post soon!

prashant said...

Have a wonderful weekend.
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