It takes a lot to get through my days at my real job. yes, getting through is the entire point of the job that pays for my health insurance. When it comes to my from-home job, i sometimes have frustrations, but for the most part it's almost blissful. if only i could pay for insurance then i'd quit and there would be no need for clarification; it would simply be my job.
To get through a day of work i employ many tatics. i edit stories. i write stories. i read stories. Good books can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to soldiering through a day. they can be so good that my day flies by; before i know it it's lunchtime and a moment later i get to go home. but they can also be so good that i can't stand to be torn from them for the 2 minute or less mis-dials, voicemails, and hang ups. and don't even get me started on the 40 minute gab-fests.
today was one of those latter days. Reading Julie and Julia my day ended up being at least 17 hours long. (then i come home to find out some disheartening news regarding my crafting, but that's a story for a different blog...which i never update anyway...) but i can't wait to see the movie now, which i've always wanted to. Hello? Meryl Streep? Stanley Tucci? hell yeah.
I also have finally printed out The Pilot and i finished reading through it this morning early in the day (while i was still expecting to read Jack The Ripper and not exactly looking forward to it. i was hoping for some fantasy speculative shadowing of the renowned serial killer, but instead it's all about a doctor buying and selling whores and then looking at other whores once they've been sliced up. yawn). I am not at all impressed with that first draft of The Pilot now that i've gone through it. there is almost nothing awesome about it, and for the most part i do tend to be at least a little awesome.
it does get a bit better following the point where i'd paused to write The Medium and then came back with full knowledge of where it should go.
i tried to write a list of things to change/add/modify but really all it says is "It Needs More Overall"
very insightful, wouldn't you say?