Saturday, September 9, 2006
Sunny, hot, and humid
“Lady” (written as Christy Miller) is up here.
I’m starting to wonder if I’m ever going to get them out of the Santa Anita Racetrack in Real. Jeez – it was supposed to be three or four pages, and it’s become its own section. I’m going to have to cut SO much from this piece.
And, obviously I’m frittering around too much time, because I’m wondering if I should let my word meter hit the 100K/100% mark for my ego, or keep pushing it back as the word count grows. Maybe I’ll give myself the momentary pleasure of hitting the mark, and then see about pushing it back.
Maybe I’m the one who needs Time Management for Dummies.
Broke through the resistance on “Ris an Abrar” and wrote six pages. I’m pushing my boundaries here, and I’m glad. It’s a little unnerving at times, but I’m glad.
I worked on the blouse, but I followed the directions instead of paying attention, and had to take out one part and do it over. So, although I SHOULD be finished, I’m not. I need to change the curve slightly in the side seam to skim my body better when I finish fixing this other bit, then hem it and I’m done.
By taking so much extra time on this go-round with the pattern, I hope the next few times I use it (I’m doing the same blouse in several fabrics and textures) will be easier. I’ll have it down to a system. I made notes on what I needed to change, so hopefully I won’t need to stop and reinvent the wheel (or, in this case, the seam) each time.
Off to Hartsdale to the place where I bought my machine for a new manual and to ask a question about the zipper foot. I’m not used to using one – in fact, I just switched back to the regular foot and sewed in the zipper the way I have for over thirty years, and it’s fine. But I HAVE the darned thing, so I might as well use it.
And then some laundry, back to writing, and editing an article for Tuesday’s Circadian.
Real – 97,333 words out of estimated 100,000
97 / 100
“Ris an Abrar” – 5,000 words out of estimated 9,000
5 / 9