Thursday, April 05, 2007

Cats and things

Well, what a week it's been! Or should I say month? LOL

I've had a run of sick animals, so my vet bill is...okay, we won't go into that, let's just, let's don't. The cats and dog are all recovered/on the road to recovery, and that's the main thing!

And then I had one day where I dropped everything. EVERYTHING! Cornflour, jars, milk - even the cucumber hit the floor and fell in half!

And my current characters are giving me the runaround...with a deadline of June, they can't do this to me! THEY CAN'T, I SAY! But they do *sniffle*

You know, looking back on things, if time travel were possible, I'd travel back to all those quiet nights when I could sit and write. Now if I did that, though, wouldn't that mean that I still wouldn't be able to write anything new, because I'd just be re-writing everything I'd already done back then? OR...would I be watching my other self and, in secret, write my new story with plenty of time to spare. THEN I could time travel to the future and see what the manuscript would look like finished and pick up major mistakes and have time for rewrites. HOWEVER, if I did this, would the manuscript be finished? After all, I wouldn't have written it in the present, would I, so how would it be finished in the future for me to check?

Ah me...see, this is why I can't write time travel books LOL



MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott said...

No....what you do is have your future self travel back in time to hand you the finished copy of the manuscript and then you write if from that. (I don't quite when the actually writing would get done, though...) Hmmm, I'll work on it.


Lynda K. Scott said...

Oh, hey, where--HOW--do we get in contact with our future selves? I could sure use mine to bring me work I've 'done' :D

Angela, hugs on the animal illnesses. I don't know if you've heard but we've had a rash of cats and dogs becoming ill and dying here in the U.S due to a chemical being put in their prepared food (mostly canned food but now it's being found in prescription dry food for cats). It's absolutely frightening and I'm considering making my own dog and cat food...except Wookie Baby is so darn finicky I suspect she'd starve her silly self to death before she'd eat 'human' food. Zuzu, otoh, would think she'd died and gone to heaven :D