January 31st, 2007



They say you can hypnotize chickens. However, my friend that is supposedly an expert has yet to come out to the farmette and demonstrate her technique.

Today I will attempt self-hypnosis. I will repeat over and over: "I will edit the story. I will edit the story. I will edit the story."

When I get that one internalized, it will change to: "I will finish the edit. I will finish the edit. I will finish the edit."

One step at a time here. I'm halfway through and I've cut 10% of the total words already. This is a fabulous thing. However, I get so excited about how well I've cut the first half that I spend a lot of time tweaking it and not getting the second half into my brain where the editor can work on it. I just want to send it out half-edited and say to a reader "lookee what I did!" Which just won't work. Must fight my AD/HD tendencies and knuckle down and FINISH.

Right after I go let the chickens out.
Frog Out
E scores!

One for the Scrapbook

My very own E just read me "Green Eggs and Ham" complete with all dramatic expression and at a very fast clip with almost no mistakes. I'm all verklempt, so talk amongst yourselves while I get my breath back. :::fans:::

My favorite book read swiftly with expression. Oh my. I have waited so long for this.

She was convinced the book was too hard. We haven't attempted it in about a year, though it used to be read to her over and over as a toddler. She read "Go Dog. Go!" yesterday. I had her read it to prove to her what she could do. Tomorrow she says she will read me "Sam and the Firefly" another of my absolute favorites. I remember when it happened to me and I will remember it happening to my child. I remember when suddenly books that had been impossible were easy to read, when it all started to come together. And I never looked back. I just started to read and read and read, a host of fabulous worlds and stories opening up in my head.

'Scuse me while I get my hanky.