Sunday, October 30, 2005

I'm not going to panic.

I'm not going to panic.

I'm not going to panic.


...I figure if I say it enough, it will work.

I've been working on the critique of one of my most active critique partner's wip (work in progress). Critiquing is a great way to keep writers block at bay. But that's neither here nor there at this point, so let's end this digression. I was half way through the critique. Had enough useful comments to actually help (ie: caught some typos) and made just enough smart remarks to keep her from putting a hit out on me, when I decided to stop and attempt to finish working on my bedroom. Yeah, I know. I'm the Queen of Procrastination. After coming back, I played a few games of Collapse. Shut it down when I was done and went back to critiquing the story. Now, the computer didn't freeze per se, but I couldn't get it to do what I wanted it to do outside of typing in my comments/corrections. Of course I saved the document...I'm not a fool despite how foolish I feel right now. After using Ctrl+Alt+Del to get the task manager to assist me in shutting down the unnecessary files, I was able to get the chapter open again. But what should greet my eyes when I get it back up and functioning?

A Blank Page.

So, I'm not going to panic.

Nope. I'm not going to run around holding my head in my hands screaming like a banshee.

It would wake the neighbors.

Mimi

2 comments:

  1. I'm sorry but I just had to leave a comment........after I stopped laughing with you not at you of course. I hope that everything worked out and you found the information........sorry still laughing with you. Take a deep cleansing breath.....come on you can do it..... now hold.......and release. See what happens when we procrastinate and when I say we I mean you. You have a nice day and thanks for the chuckle.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ohhhh, how I WISH I could say that I started the computer and it was all there the next morning. It wasn't. But I did manage to recall some of my earlier comments and I'm sure she got a better critique because of it. But chile I betcha I won't stay up like that working on a critique again when I'm way past tired. Glad that someone else enjoyed my humorous adventure into misery.

    ReplyDelete