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Fitting it all in.

Jen had some suggestions for the nightmare story that I think are really good, but I’ve been busy at work so I’m having trouble convincing myself to do the rewrite/edit. I feel guilty about that, but not guilty enough to actually write. Which may mean that I have to let it go. I’ll do the rewrite when I feel like I can.
Some days I don’t see how anyone has time to write.
Either way, guilt doesn’t seem to be much of a motivator for me. I think I need to spend more time on rest and renewal. And maybe exercise some, so I feel less like a slug.

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first draft-o-rama

I finished the first draft of the nightmare story, and I really think I’m on to something. And so does the SO, one small quibble aside. I need to edit, obviously, and editing can wait until tomorrow. But I am pleased. Very pleased.
I’m not sure if I need to expand, but I suspect that the answer is no, I do not. I just need to address the SO’s quibble.
I finally decided that what the story needed was a complete lack of wussing on my part. That combined with two beers (ha!) and the story just popped right out.
I really feel like I’ve got something here.

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