Blogging Break

In case you missed it at the end of Friday’s post, I’m not blogging this week because I’m too busy looking like this:

as I try to finish the first draft of The Dreaded Novel, which has to be finished a week from today.

(Dear god.)

I shall return to the blogosphere next week with the first post in my Stephen King Reading Challenge, news of Mousetrapped‘s second edition proof copy (oooh, the back cover! the pictures! the author’s note!) and what I hope is at least a semi-coherent guide to ISBNs.

In the meantime, please enjoy this video which Alison Wells posted on Twitter during the week: Bernard (of Black Books) decides not to take a publisher’s rejection of the novel he ‘spent all weekend writing’ sitting down.

I am actually feeling guilty about the five minutes spent writing this post, and the additional minutes wasted re-watching that video for the fifth time. (It is hilarious, though). Back to the manuscript, at once!

So don’t miss me too much. (I’ll miss you.)

And please, send coffee.

P.S. Why, when I searched for ‘computer stressed woman’ on Google images, did I get a picture of a sausage dog in a hot dog bun?

4 thoughts on “Blogging Break

  1. Emma Newman says:

    That video is… genius. Good luck – not that you need it. Remember, just write one word after the other, till you get to the end. Then take a long break and only after a significant amount of coffee, worry about whether they are any good or not.

    For what it’s worth, I find saying this out loud before I write to be a great help: “I give myself permission to write complete and utter crap.”

    • catherineryanhoward says:

      I think I need to print that out on some kind of large sign and sticking it in my line of sight… Because right now it’s all crap! (I know it has to be, but it still makes me feel a bit sick!)


  2. Catherine Rotte-Murray says:

    I love Bernard and Black Books – was introduced to it by my son who did a project in college on Black Books – a box set design for his graphic design BA in CIT. It’s hilarious indeed. Good luck with your novel – you are a trooper! I don’t know where you get the energy and you’re such a dedicated blogger too!

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