Friday, May 17, 2013

I was going to write about multi tasking and how I am writing Silence of the Lambs Wool, while preparing to do promotion for Yarn to Go. At the same time, I’m trying to update my website and work on the pattern for the next Yarn Retreat mystery.

All the while I knew the edits for For Better or Worsted were going to come any day. I just didn’t know they would come today. Or that my editor would need them done and back to her by sometime next week.

So, multi tasking has just become single tasking with all focus going on those edits. I’ve read her letter and most of it was glowing, but there are some changes she suggested and I am confident she is right. Except sometimes changes have a domino effect and suddenly lots of other stuff no longer makes sense.

I stopped at Trader Joe’s to make sure I have enough cat food to last the duration. The last time I was down to such a short deadline, I didn’t leave the house and ate whatever I could scrounge up, which meant things like cream cheese and sliced almond sandwiches. But when I ran out of cat food, I had to go out. I might be able to get by on sliced nut sandwiches, but the cats can’t.

I picked up some people food, too. I have enough clean clothes to get me to next week. Now I’m ready to push everything aside and go through that manuscript

Wish me luck.


Planner said...

Talk about pressure! I'm glad you're prepared with adequate food.

Best of luck to you!

Linda O. Johnston said...

I feel for you, Betty. I'm sure you'll do just fine, but edits and deadlines are definitely stressful. I wish you luck and applaud Trader Joe's for having what you and your cats need.

Betty Hechtman said...

Planner, you think you were glad about the food -- my cats let out a big sigh of relief.

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, the good part of the pressure is the great feeling when it's off.

Monica Ferris said...

I remember an editor asking me to make some changes, "just a few lines, won't take you long," and I ran right into that domino effect!

Good luck making your deadline.

Chrystle Fiedler said...

You'll do great! Thinking of you!