Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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Tired. Jaw hurts. Spent all day working, and actually feel like I worked--that is, I feel like I actually accomplished something, that what came out was actually good. As evidence, most of the text is purple, with very little red. I've developed this system for the book where anything I think is fairly decent gets blue font; several sections of blue with no gaps become purple, to signify that they're continuous; red means that the line is definitely a problem and must be looked at. Plain black is just text in the composing stage that I'm still noodling with. This way, I can tell at a glance whether I can just scroll through the first ten pages, or if there's a scene sticking out that I need to go back to. If it's red, that means "leave it for now, but fix it before you turn it in." And I've got nearly 23 pages (4400 words--a lot of white space, due to the formatting) of purple, which is a beautiful thing to see.

Of course, there's always revising on top of that. But just in terms of nailing the general jokes down, it's such a relief.

(The weird thing is that I use a totally different system of grey font and strikethrough for fiction--but then, my process is different, and involves more "talking to myself" ["So then she goes up the stairs, down the hall--I don't know what she sees, maybe an open door? Get closer to the door..."] when I'm in the idea phase. This doesn't really work for comedy.)

Report from the home front: Sam is on his back, asleep in my bed, his little white leg fur waving in the breeze from the ceiling fan. My parents are watching Flight of the Phoenix downstairs, the bass rumbling beneath my feet. I have made Sister Girl promise to go see Sin City with me on opening weekend. Meanwhile, she has a large chunk of weight she wants to lose before her boyfriend comes home from overseas (army), and so she's nursing a vanilla ("vanilla") whey protein shake while watching Iron Chef. Tonight's secret ingredient? Cheese. Woe.

I think I'm going to go take two Advil and a bath.
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