Thursday, September 13, 2012

(Insert Hysterical Yet Thoughtful Title Here)

Don't you hate it when you think up the absolute perfect premise for a blog post, you laugh, you think of a way to tie it in to something relevant to your own life at that moment, you laugh again because it is STILL funny after ten minutes, and then you fall asleep? Yeah, me too.

I used to keep a notepad by my bed so I could write things like that down. I moved it, uh, somewhere. Don't remember where. I probably took it to the office to transcribe past notes, and then never returned it. It doesn't really do me a lot of good if it's not there to make notes in. Once again, my brain failed me.

I was just too lazy and tired to get up and find writing materials to make a quick note of the fantastic blog post idea. I wouldn't forget something that funny, would I? Of course not!

Unfortunately, all I remember of the Perfect Blog Entry idea is that it once existed. Every detail has been permanently wiped from my brain. Unless someone out there knows hypnosis, which I would be open to trying. Ugh.

So there you have it. The Perfect Blog Post that should have lived in this space has been replaced by a Writerly Warning. Here goes:

When you think of something great, for glob's sake, WRITE IT DOWN IMMEDIATELY! You will suffer brain failure eventually. You may point to me as the example.

Oh, dear, look at that poor woman over there, suffering from Writerly Brain Failure.
It's not polite to point, dear.
I know, but...she's suffering. Isn't there something we can do for her?
It's her own fault. Should have written it down.

So there you have it.

Giant Brain Eraser wants to eat your good ideas
In better news today, I got a lot of editing/writing done last night. I say Editing SLASH Writing because brain failure struck again. I had to put down the WIP several months ago to work on revising two other books, which turned out to be cannibalistic. They ate their little book-mate right out of my brain! I had to go back to the beginning and rewrite some things that had to change because of changes made to the first two books, and also to remember the details I'd already written. Without further ado, it's time for the triumphant return of the:

PROGRESS-O-METER for BLACK SHEEP! *confetti cannon* *flailyhands* (I really need to make a widget for this)

Words: 54,970
Pages: 171
Edit Page: 19

Explanation for those new to this concept: Words is the total word count, Pages is the total page count, and Edit Page is the page I'm up to in a revision. As you can see, I have a LOOOONG way to go. Progress-O-Meter tracking keeps me honest and shames me into actually working. I expect shaming when you don't get regular updates! Thank you for your support.


  1. Oh, honey...I am so sorry. My brain has cannibalized many a worthy idea. Also, my inspiration pad has, likewise, made a run for it. I will try to rectify this oversight tonight, before people start whispering and pointing at me as well. Oh, and please, PLEASE made this widget. I will pay good money for a proper Shame-O-Meter for my blog.

    1. Eh, it's okay. Maybe I'll remember it eventually. Or maybe I'll forget I ever had the idea. I am putting a new notebook on the nightstand tonight!

      I have no idea how to make widgets, but I will look in to it. Now I wish I'd called it the Shame-O-Meter from the start! :D

  2. A *FLAILYHANDS* WIDGET?! Why has this never been done before? Too. Much. Awesome.

    And these last few weeks my late-night memory seems to have disappeared as well. Maybe there's a 'Baku' about...

    1. Oh! I meant a progress-o-meter widget that pulls my editing stats together for me, but I could do a *flailyhands* widget, too. If I ever learn to make widgets! Anyone out there know how to do that sort of thing? I will pay in *flailyhands* and cookies.


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