What do they have to do with one another? Nothing. But the tall kid is breathing down my neck for his computer time, so I’m rolling everything up into a ball.
Why do some blogspot blogs allow you input your name and url, and some don’t? When I comment on the “old” style ones, it uses my blogger info automatically, which annoys me because I’m trying to get my old blogspot blog to fall off the Google map. Is it an upgrade one has to do manually? A template thing? Before I nudge a few of my friends who have the automatic/anonymous style, I’d like to be able to suggest how they fix it to the add your name and url style.
And edits suck. No doubt about it. I don’t know if it’s harder for me because I’ve rarely worked with a critique partner, but it’s a struggle. And it’s not an Ann Rice “I’m above edits” thing, it’s an “OMG, I must totally SUCK!” kinda thing. And, as was pointed out to me this morning, they seriously fester if you don’t bang out the changes and punt it back in a hurry. They haunt every thought you have. Remember that little girl in Poltergeist crooning “They’re baaaaa-aaaaaack” in that creepy voice? Well, the edits are crooning “We’re still heeeeeeee-eeeeeere” in the same voice.
Must finish them by tomorrow or I will go insane. In the little mental notebook of things I’m learning about post-sale writerhood, not overthinking the edits and doing them as quickly and efficiently as possible is right up there at the top.
Not being naughty and writing fresh work during the day and handling at edits at night will probably make the list, too.