Sorry… this is a bit late. Last night at about midnight, I lost Internet access. UGH. So, I found myself just working and not worrying about it. The theme for the week continues, no?
Okay, so the obvious. Got up, got dressed, ate, made the bed–all that jazz. Then I started editing–made it through chapter 12 before I realized that the editor has only made it through chapter 11. Thud. Found this nugget in there, though…
Favorite part of editing–silly notes from my editor. Sometimes they’re teasing me about stupid mistakes (pretty sure I had a “put on the breaks” in there. Proof that I do type what people around me say instead of what I mean to write.). This one was a good one. Oh, and I found a line I’d forgotten I wrote. Posted that on Facebook. It goes: “Khorinka threw a frosty glare in the man’s general direction. “You would know the name of someone who walks around popping her butt out after every accomplishment.”
Andra needed things from the store, Lorna had a chance to go play with the boys her sister nannies, and I needed to drop books off at the Bread of Life. Pat, the owner, is a sweetheart. Here’s a picture of us from last fall. 😀
Oh, I was writing The Matchmakers of Holly Circle that day. If it matters.
Once home, I went back to the whole editing thing. Here’s how my screen looks during editing.
See that red line? I put it on the picture to show what I do. I make the words FILL my laptop (about 200%) until no words drop off the sides, but it stretches all the way across. Then I scroll one line at a time. I ONLY read that bottom line. This keeps my eyes from getting ahead of my brain and missing stuff. I still do. Okay, let’s face it. My brain knows what it thinks (or meant) to type, so it doesn’t always see what didn’t get typed or what got typed incorrectly. However, it DOES help a lot. A WHOLE lot. 😀
Okay, so then things got REALLY exciting. I got weak. Seriously couldn’t stand weak. Hubby is wondering what’s for dinner, and I’m wondering if I’ll collapse before I get to the kitchen. That’s when I realize that I had yogurt for breakfast (shocker there, right?) but nothing else. See, I woke up at 1:20 and by the time I got ready, it would have been 1:45 (because I’m not coherent when I wake up, you see). And a 5 minute drive to the Bistro… means they have 10 minute to closing. Yeah. Not doing that. So, I didn’t eat. I often forget to eat. It’s why, when I remember to eat more, I actually lose weight. Weird, but hey. It fits me. I’m weird.
So, Kevin drove out to Inyokern to the new “Classic Burger” place and got me a BBQ & Swiss burger. YUMMY.
I promptly fell asleep at 8:00 and slept until 9:45. This isn’t unusual, especially when I don’t go to bed until almost 6:30 a.m. (stayed up an extra couple of hours on Tuesday night). Then it was time for the big project of the day. Blood sugar restored meant that I could actually do it!
So my annual writer’s retreat is pretty awesome. This year, we’re doing gifts for each other. I fell in love with this little book of letters you write to yourself when I was at Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago.
We usually have about 12 of us or so, so I didn’t want to buy one for each person. I paid 15.00 for mine and that would be nearly 200.00. A bit pricey. But, Amazon sells them for 12.41 and now we only have 6 this year I could have managed that. Oh, well. I’d already decided to make them and bought the stuff before I learned that.
Look at these cool things!
So, I started cutting and folding. First I took this book of paper…
And cut 108 sheets into 8.5×11 sheets. Then I printed notebook paper lines on the backs of all of them.
Then it was time to score and punch.
For those who might want to make their own, put the top of the paper to the right and score at 3.5 and 8″. 😀
Punch the top corners with a corner chomper or corner rounder.
SERIOUSLY recommend the Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers. I also am using the Martha Stewart Score board–amazing tool.
Then I folded… all 108 of those suckers.
Okay, so that’s a total lie. There were 3 sheets of each paper style. So I cut all of them at once, but I scored, chomped, and then folded each set of three and set them in piles. It needs 12 for each set of letters.
Then I made stickers for the backs. These stickers say what the letter is about and when it’s written/should be read.
I actually made 9 sets, so if only six people really come to the Barn, I’ll be giving away a set or two to commenters on this thread.
I still have to decorate the fronts to look like actual letters AND I have to make something to “keep” them in. I’m thinking some kind of folder thingie. We’ll see. 😀
Then I crashed and burned. Yep. That was my day. And here it is at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and I’m still typing up WEDNESDAY’s post. Still haven’t even read email. Time to get to work! See you all tomorrow! Have a fabulous day.
*prays no one notices the lack of gym-ness*
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