Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Editing (Behind the Scenes)

2pm: Hey, these edits are going really well. I should be all done by 7ish.

5pm: Awesome, only a few more changes to enter from my printout to the file.

6pm: Yay, all done. I just have to read through the changes to make sure I didn't make a typo.

7pm: Dinner was delicious. Now, off to read

8pm: Hmm...this scene doesn't quite read right. *makes note to go over it one more time*

9pm: This other scene needs a bit of smoothing, and I think there might be a small continuity issue. *note, note*

10pm: *obsessively working on scenes*

11pm: Need to double check this research fact.

12pm: *obsessively working on scenes*

12.30am: See above. 

1am: Realize I am likely the only one who will ever notice this one thing, but I must fix it or it will drive me insane for eternity.

1.15am: Hey, I like that. That works really well. Happiness.

1.30am: Brain to self - it's time to let go. It really is. You're happy, remember?

1.40am: Self to brain - I think I should do another read to quadruple check everything.

1.45am: Brain to self - send it. Also you're starving.

1.50am: Self to brain - just one more read to make sure the changes I've made don't impact on later scenes.

1.51am: Brain to self - just one more.  

1.55am: Hey, scene actually does work great. I'll just fix this little thing here, and this other little tiny word here and...hey, didn't I just change this sentence back to how it was half an hour ago? I think it's time to stop and let it go.

1.57am: Brain to self - I'm not saying a word...

2am: Yay, I sent it! And I'm so starving. 

Here endeth your insight into the mind of a certain writer.

Also, both Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook are giving away copies of Angels of Darknesss today, so swing by and enter their contests.


Cristina said...

I'm sitting here laughing and thinking "no wonder I love this author". Thanks for making me smile :)

Anonymous said...

Internal monologues XD

Steph said...

I love this!! This is hilarious! It reminds me of the night before my thesis was due, but I think I gave up a little earlier :P

Maree Anderson said...

OMG, I can so see you doing this Nalini. Awesome visuals, LOLOL.

Saiqa said...

Couldn't stop laughing when I read this! Sounds like me when my brain is shutting down for the night! Reminds me of when I used to pull an all-nighter at university.

Anonymous said...

LOL - I´m glad that other people have sometimes the same problem.

cyn said...


Diane said...

Can we even turn our brains off at night? Mine seems to keep on going over what I did, what I should be doing, what I've done in the past...

Jeff Rivera said...

That's really a great narration. Thank you

AlwaysV said...

Love your Behind the Scenes.LOL

Now I wonder who has exhibited your sense of humor so far?

Illium? <3

Drew? <3