I hate revisions. I mean, I can do a simple edit just fine.  Change a few words, fix some spelling errors.  But once I get something on paper (or computer), that’s it.  I can’t imagine going back and completely changing scenes and plotlines. For me, once it’s there, it’s there.  I know it’s not perfect, but it’s hard for me to envision it any other way.  Am I supposed to be?  Is there a way to make this easier? I always dread doing revisions.  I always feel like I am doing them wrong.  Change should come quicker, easier.  Should I be enjoying it? Am IRead More →

I feel like I am losing my mind.  (Maybe it’s just because I’m exhausted.  Are Tuesdays more exhausting for anyone else than Mondays?) I was driving home from work yesterday and opened my water bottle thinking, “Man, if I spilled this right now, it would go all over my lap and make it look like I peed myself.”  I then proceeded to do just that. I planned my WHOLE WEEKEND around grading the 150 essays that I need to grade for work.  What did I leave at work?  All of the essays.  And the folders I had to organize.  Who doesn’t have a key toRead More →