It was strange watching the sunrise this morning. It was the first time in many many months that I successfully stayed up all night and watched the sunrise. It was beautiful, yes, but that barely explains it. It’s almost like an intimate moment with a celestial object when you see it’s silver lining cross the horizon and fold into a dome over the next several minutes. Those hours of waiting in darkness were well worth the wait.
Caffeine seems to be the perfect aide for editing. I had three red bulls last night and got through about 20 pages of editing. This afternoon, as I work my way through some espresso, I have almost completed another ten pages. I now have only 28 pages of editing left to finish the second draft. I’ve already worked out half the bullet points of things I need to work on. This manuscript is already looking pretty clean. My daydreams about sending it to an agent are starting to peak. I need to control those daydreams until I have a clean manuscript.