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Mel's Procrastination Palace
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Getting outta the draft

If you watch NASCAR, then you know what that means. Well, I've been toolin' along, going to work and then coming home, checking email, scrolling through blogs and then writing until my eyeballs are so dry I can barely blink (or until I can't hold them open anymore.) Sounds like a writers life, eh?

Um, forgetting one important thing.
I've gotten out of the habit of checking the boards.
You know the ones--the zillion message boards that everyone who's everyone has to belong to. Your friends' chat groups, your OWN chat group, the publishing company's chat group, then the author's chat group--both general and the one exclusive to your editor. Oh, and then the OTHER publishing company loop. *sigh* Am I done yet? (And why am I rattling those off as if they're yours? There mine. Is that some subliminal way of NOT feeling guilty that I haven't opened yahoo groups in days?)

I need to go to the boards. After all, the blogs have lots, but they don't have everything. I.e. the very important interaction a la promo. (Bad, bad Mel) I should go read, visit, hear what people are reading and what they think about it. I'm missing the gossip, dangit. And the jokes.
I get reminded of all I AM missing when I talk to a pal or two on IM and they're talking about something that I'm left out on.

So I'm outta the draft. Anyone have any idea what it's like to get back in? Should I just floor the accelerator, grip the steering wheel until my knuckles turn white and squinch my eyes shut until the faster cars go zipping by? Maybe I can catch some air off one of their spoilers and keep up... at least for a little while.

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