Saturday, May 12, 2012

Almost There!

Since I've been ensconced in the new apartment, I've finished the edit on The Vampire Baron (126k!) and I'm 28k away from finishing first round edits on my fantasy quest mish-mash dealio Endways of the Gods. And I've been here *calculates* 3 weeks.

Three weeks.

A lot of this is not having cable. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of stuff to watch on the internet. However... it gets irritating waiting for stuff to load. And the worst place to watch episodes? On the website of the actual network that created the show. Buffering. Buffering. Commercials that freeze the playback and resize my full screen... They're a mess. Then on HGTV, when they play a commercial, instead of continuing the episode I was watching, it skips to the next show in the list. I can only take so much, and then I think... shouldn't you be editing?

I think one of the biggest changes is getting up early on the weekends. My sleeping schedule has completely changed since being in the new place. I go to bed around 11pm (before I was going to bed at midnight or 1 am) and I wake up easily around 6 am or 7 am. That is also a result of not having cable; and the place where I live now is so much darker!! The other place was lit up at night like the 4th of July! Then when I get up in the morning, it's quiet and peaceful, the apartment is full of light and I just love it. I have never been a morning person. I never thought I would see myself as a morning person. The first thing I thought on Thursday when I got home? Can't wait to get up early tomorrow and edit.

Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks?


  1. It helps to get up early if you have a nice view to look at while the sun is rising, I think. :) Congrats on the editing and new apartment, Bettie. Sometimes we just need a change and a fresh start. And ducks fighting and mating outside our windows. :D

  2. I didn't move, but I found that once I started going to bed at 11 instead of much later, my schedule just fell into place. And who'dve thunk that I'd ever find writing in the morning so much productive? In other words, I understand completely, Ms. Fairy. Go you!