Weekend (+ Synopsis) Update

October 26th, 2008 by Melina

Oh, honestly. How did Sunday get here so freaking fast?


Anybody out there remember the show “My So Called Life?”  In one episode, Angela talks about how the ticking of the 60 Minutes clock makes her want to kill herself.  I completely relate.  Who needs to hear a ticking clock on a Sunday night?

To me, Sundays are almost as depressing as Mondays. So much to do, so little time.  And if you’re a teacher, Sunday usually means hours of prep for the week ahead.  

As you can clearly see, I’ve got a very serious case of Sunday Blues.  Today involved house cleaning, grocery shopping, a voice lesson, lesson planning, and query letter editing.  And before I know it, I’ll be on that B train, on the way to school.  

So how’s that synopsis coming, you’re probably wondering?  As I’ve mentioned, it’s been an excruciatingly busy time with getting my last NaNo book ready to be sent off into agent land, non-stop holidays, work, and preparing for my next NaNo book.  

But here’s what I managed to do:

  • Work on two versions of my query letter 
  • Edit my first scene (again)
  • Make an outline for my synopsis

It’s not enough.  But hey, I have until Friday to make my goal, right?  I’ll be home Wednesday, waiting for the cable guy, so I’ll be right here at my computer.  Sigh.

Cheers!  Here’s to a fabulous week!  We all need one!

Posted in Writing Life

8 Responses

  1. Melissa Blue

    Aaah, the sucknopsis. Honestly I think the book is easier to write.

  2. admin

    “Sucknopsis?” Love it! And I agree with you completely.

  3. Ilana

    Ran into editing hell as well. Tried to read someone else’s book and get to bed at a decent hour so I could use my child free time effectively.
    Instead, I lay awake thinking about the editing. Unfortunately, nothing helpful sprang to mind.
    Now I’m just tired and even more annoyed with the book.

  4. Ilana

    Hey, just a thought.
    We can now apply the phrase ‘struggling novelist’ to ourselves.

  5. Pam

    Woot for the stuff you were able to do–keep up the GREAT work!

    And now I’m craving Greek food. Can’t wait to try these recipes–they look fabulous! Did they get moved to your recipes link?


  6. Robin

    You got a lot done! *high five* Good luck this week!

  7. admin

    Ilana – struggling we are. . .

    Robin and Pam – Thanks for the cheers! I wish I could have accomplished more, but what can you do?

    Pam – I took the easy way out. I made links from my recipe page to each recipe post. I’m posting another recipe tomorrow.

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