Monday, June 15, 2015

When things come up

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my June IWSG post. Your kind words and motivation helped. I got a lot done. THANK YOU!

I would love to say I have been absent all of last week because I was working on my manuscript, but I would be lying. Even though I wanted to blog and report how I was managing with my changes, I couldn't. Our router was hacked . . . again and I didn't dare go on the internet. It just goes to show, no matter what you you do, if someone wants to access your information, they can. It doesn't help that I started watching CSI Cyber. Luckily the person was just piggy backing on our internet connection and locking us out. 

Other than that, I have been rather productive with my manuscript changes. It was overwhelming at first and I actually only completed a few pages a day. That is until Friday, when I suddenly got the energy and inspiration to keep going and going. I got so much done, I surprised myself. I also have a strategy for tackling my manuscript. First, I'm going to make all the changes, which my editor and I agreed on, which are noted in Track Changes. Secondly, I will make the additional changes my editor suggested in my personal detailed report, which are errors I keep making repeatedly throughout the document. Thirdly, I will cut all the unnecessary words. Lastly, I will sort out all the punctuation. I think it helps if I only make one type of change at a time. I can't pay attention to a lot of things at the same time. So I will end up going over the manuscript a few times.

Even though I was freaking out the past few weeks, I haven't done a lot of walking. Mostly because I simply didn't feel like it. Bad excuse, I know. Other than that, I haven't really been up to much. I felt so bad about not working on my manuscript that I finally started working on it and I enjoyed it. 

What have you been up to?

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  1. Good to hear work on the manuscript is progressing now!
    Sorry about being hacked and locked out of your own Internet. That sucks. But glad you're back now.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. I was going a little crazy being away from the internet. It's nice to see what everyone has been up to.

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  2. I'm so sorry to read about the hacking. How scary and nerve-wracking!
    Great that you have been making progress though. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It was scary. I just hope it is over. Have a great week.

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  3. I think that's quite a common way to tackle edits, one area at a time. I love it when I get into that flow and can just carry on for ages. Keep up the good work :-)

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    1. Thank you, Annalisa. I will try my best.

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