Remember how yesterday I told you I had to take out a character and a storyline? This is how that went. Picture me, sitting at my desk, clenching my teeth, and white-knuckling it with the delete key. Page by page, looking at my witty writing and mumbling to myself, "Dang it, can I keep this somehow?" and pulling on my hair answering myself with a "Noooo," and "Julie, what the holy scrud were you thinking?"
And then I banged my head on the desk a couple of times. (Just kidding. That would hurt if I did that.)
I got out the big guns around chapter five. The pseudo-cursing would stop if my mouth was busy, so I got a bag of baby carrots to munch through while I did the hard part. For some reason crunching comforts me. So I crunch. I think I ate the entire bag of carrots (and I don't recommend doing that. Just believe me that it's not really a good idea.)
Today, I went to the dentist to get myself ready to finish the rest of the edits/cuts. The scraping and grinding on my teeth really put me in the right mood. (Oddly, the dentist's office kept playing the Rocky theme. I think that may have been a message just for me.)
But I am not in the Rocky mood yet. I am definitely in the crunching and cursing mode still. So I have included for your listening pleasure my 'I Love/Hate Editing So I Listen to This' song. Try not to judge me. (And also, do you have editing theme songs? Or am I the only one? Are you a curser or a non-curser? Is curser a word? Haha)