Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Progress Report!

I'm trying to do the read through of WWMM, really, I'm trying but it's not going hugely to plan. Everytime I sit down to read, my baby wakes up - he's seriously got some sort of radar where my writing is concerned. My other problem is sleep - I need lots more of it than I'm getting and so when baby's asleep I'm torn between reading and sleeping.

Suddenly had an epiphany tonight that I should print my mss in book format and bind it, so I can read while breastfeeding. Instead I've been reading loads of other books during these times. Just read a Mod Heat with a particularly Alpha male. At least, I'm guessing that's what they'd call him but I didn't take to him at all. At the same time, I'm wondering how to up the Alpha-aspect of my current hero and hoping that somehow I can make the grade!

Right... I'm rambling... lack of sleep does that to ya. But just thought I'd offer a brief update. Have now read 111 pages out of 150-ish, so am hoping to finish the read through tomorrow. Then, it's slash, burn and add!!!

Currently reading: The Memory Keeper's Daughter (well, behind the times, I know).


Jackie said...

Ah, I remember the new baby stage (I've got two kids)... Sleep is SO important. If you're anything like me it's a bind - can't write when I'm tired. So frustrating!

I've just printed my ms out too - I proof better in hard copy. Get out the highlighters! Good luck with it Rach.

Alpha males are a fine line eh? Which Mod Heat was it out of interest?

Eleni Konstantine said...

Hope you get some sleep and get to your writing your soon. Good idea reading your MS while breastfeeding. Keep you in the story but you will get there. And as for reading I'm way behind and I don't have the excuse of kids.

Have a Happy New Year!

Sussan Marz said...

Happy 2009. Hope it's filled with lots of happy, joyful memories (and some sleep).

Sami Lee said...

Having gone through this myself recently Rach, all I can say is prioritise the sleep. Sleep as much as you can for the first couple of months (your cherub is only about four weeks old isn't he?). Use the time to read and refresh your brain and the rest will come back soon. Good luck, Sami.