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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"I'm not dead yet. I'm feeling much better and..."

...I think I could blog a bit.

Yes, I mangled Monty Python--I doubt they mind. In fact, I think they like being mangled. Or at least twisted.

This is a post to mention I'm crawling back into what passes for my normal creative life, with an addition of film, which is no longer film but now digital. What did I learn most these last few weeks? EVERYTHING TAKES LONGER TO DO THAN I THINK IT WILL.

Repeat, repeat, repeat. Time is supposed to be malleable (ala Einstein) so how come I can't stretch every minute, every hour, every day enough? Because everything takes longer than I think!

Do you have this problem?

24 comments:

Angela Ackerman said...

Take it slow and easy and everything will fall into place. :)

Hugs!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Jim Murdoch said...

Tell me about it. I set two weeks aside to concentrate on finishing my novel and all I managed was to a clean up 23,000 words and add on another 7,000 but at least the thing is now finishable. We take what we can get.

Dave King said...

That is because you are not travelling fast enough through space, Conda - unless I've misunderstood him, which would surprise nobody.

Carol Kilgore said...

Yes. I'm trying to learn to deal with it.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Angela,

Wise words and why do writers have so much trouble with patience?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Jim,

30,000 words and finishable?! I'll take that!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Dave, true enough, although I am, like Alice, "running as fast as I can." But I suppose the Red Queen is correct when she says, "You'll have to run twice as fast as that."

Conda V. Douglas said...

Carol, me too.

Helen Ginger said...

Yes. I sit at my computer and turn it on, then check the clock to discover that it's mid-afternoon. And I can't see that I've made a dent in any project!

SWUBIRD said...

That's exactly why some folks take years to finish their first novel. Every time I read my manuscript, the more changes I want to make. Is this some kind of universal law?

Happy trails

Lola Sharp said...

Ahhh...time. *sigh* There's never enough of it, and we all underestimate the time things will take. I choose to think of that as being optimistic.

Also, I love Monty Python. Mangled and twisted, even better. :)

I'm new here. *waves* Nice to meet you.

~Lola

Conda V. Douglas said...

Helen, actually, you amaze me with all you get done!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Swu--I believe it is indeed a universal law--same as the one that says every writer seems to have more success than me!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Lola--welcome to my blog! I've visited yours and oh, what fun!

Dave King said...

Whatever the truth of it, you have lifted my spirit - to realise that it's not just me thinking everything takes longer than I had thought it would. Thanks for that.

Enid Wilson said...

Welcome back! Sleep more and take more good food.

My Darcy Mutates…

Kathy McIntosh said...

Oh my yes! I seem to get behinder and behinder, but I do love your Monty mangling.

Made me smile, which it's always important to take time for, regardless of how far behind we feel.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm back again to tell you I tagged you on my blog.

Ann Best said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog last night. I'm excited about my book cover too. I hope they do it quickly!

As you say here, everything DOES take longer than you think it will!!
Ann

Conda V. Douglas said...

Dave, yes, us neurotic authors always believe we are the only ones with these probs, don't we?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Enid--ah, sleeping...I remember sleeping...

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh my goodness yes. Things always take longer than I think too.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Jennifer--sometimes too, too long.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Ann,

Let us know when you have the cover!