Have you ever had one of those weeks where you sit down for 1-2 hours everyday as you work through an edit ... but at the end of the day, you've hardly moved any further in the manuscript?
(The picture of the woman in the mud is NOT really me.)
I always email copies of my ms to myself, so I've got another copy out there (well, multiple copies actually). And in the subject line I note the page number, so I know where to begin in my next session. It was very discouraging this week as that number seemed to spend a lot of time lingering around page 71 (that 's out of 191 pages, single spaced with 1/2" margines). I wasn't wasting my time. I wasn't letting myself be distracted with the Internet. But getting past that dang page 71 felt like trying to walk through mud.
Yesterday the breakthrough finally came, and I've been flying ever since. I'm on page 108 now. Do you ever have situations like this come up? What do you do to help pull yourself past the mudhole?