Whenever I do something really stupid and make myself angry at myself, I tend to tell myself off. And then I make fun of myself. I glory in making fun of myself. And pretty soon, I totally start cracking myself up.
So remember how I mentioned I live in my fictional world a lot more than I actually write it?
Well, when I sat down to write my last chapter, due Thursday, I read my whole manuscript from the beginning. Problem is, I'd compiled it from separate chapter documents in Liquid Writer.
And I forgot a chapter.
So looking at my notes, I couldn't figure out how I was going to fit all that stuff into one chapter. I thought to myself that I'd written a few of the scenes already, but they weren't there.
I gave it a moment's thought, and figured I'd just imagined them so much it felt like I'd written them.
So I proceeded to squeeze two chapters worth of scenes into one final chapter. Sent it off.
I recompiled my document. I noticed I was missing a chapter. Huh.
I found the chapter.
With the many of the same scenes I'd just re-written in a squished version because I didn't have enough room.
With no sleep, with DH unreachable for another week, with a student's and parent's drama, it was just too much. I just fizzled and fried. Went to two movies and slept.
Oh well. I'll re-write the chapter again today. Even though that pushes back a bunch of other projects that are due soon, so I sorta flipped out.
Have you ever re-written scenes you thought you wrote, couldn't find, and figured you'd just imagined them so much you only thought you'd written them?
I feel like a crazy person! I feel like I must really be losing it, LOL. Geeze. It's embarrassing. (Which is why I'm telling the whole world, LOL.)
Anyway, I changed my iPod battery! It was HARD. But I did it all by myself and I'm so proud I want to share. I've grown addicted to it in the short time since one of my student's (God bless them!) gave me their old iPod. Isn't that the coolest?
And today I'm going to an out of town Borders and only writing. I have to get work done. One thing at a time.