You Know It’s Time for a Break When…

I’m still slogging through the manuscript, and my mind is starting to play tricks on me.  I’m using a red pen to mark the copy of the manuscript I’ve printed out.  It’s transparent, and it’s the kind where the ink fills up the entire shaft.  As I’m writing, I notice the red liquid sloshing around in the pen, and it occurs to me how much it looks like blood….  I think I’ll go see if there’s an episode of Iron Chef on the TiVo.

2 thoughts on “You Know It’s Time for a Break When…

  1. ccallicotte January 16, 2009 / 5:31 pm

    Came here from the wordpress blogroll on writing and I had to leave a comment because your post made me laugh. Was it a gruesome scene you were working with, or did you just feel like you were literally leaving everything on the page? Or perhaps just spacing out… I’m a southern california aspiring author too. So, hi!

  2. rebecca January 17, 2009 / 9:26 am

    I don’t care what you have to do, just get that book published already! I’m waaaiiiittttiiiinnngggg……..*sigh* torture, i tell ya…

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