Friday, August 5, 2011

Don't forget to take a snack break

Surprise, I've been revising, but you knew that already. Over the past two days, I've gone through and cut lots in my 200 pages. I have a problem realizing when I need to take a break. The other night, I revised for 3 hours, and by the end, well, let's just say, here are some pointers that you may need to take a breather.

1. A headache may form and spread from the center of your forehead to your temples. If you are lucky, it will spread around to the back of your skull.

2. Your eyes may hurt, ache if you will, and your sight might blur.

3. Your MCs stand in your family room looking at you then diappear like a ghost. Yeah, that's not fun. Hallucinating.

4. The sentence you just typed looks like this: I run towards the door  hjoihnleim kaiekmf.

5. You keep reading the same paragraph over and over. The meaning of it changes each time you read it.

 If any of the above happen to you. Don't be alarmed. It just means you need to step away from the screen. That's right, step away. Don't look at me like that. Get up, walk around, grab a drink or a snack and refresh.

Now, back to revising. :)

Any breaktime habits you would like to share?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Ha! Do you want to cut some of my pages too? I've been trying to get my word count down, but my CP is determined to make them go up. Now I just have to hope my beta reader doesn't start demanding more flashbacks. :D

  2. I tend to write late, late at night after the husband, children, and the dog have all gone to sleep (for some reason). I know it's time to stop and go to bed when the number of mis-typed letters outnumbers the correctly typed ones.

  3. It's called sleep deprivation. Stay up a little longer and you'll start seeing some really cool things.

  4. Haha, I definitely know this feeling! Getting up and walking around usually helps. Sometimes I just can't stare at the computer screen any longer!

  5. HAHAHA-- why does this sound oh so familiar?

    Working out helps loosen me up too! :D

  6. I love it when I stand up and immediately fall over because I've been sitting in some ridiculous position for three hours without realising, or when I realise that the reason everything is blurry is because I should have turned the light on an hour ago :)

  7. I rewrite the same line so many times, it's back the way it began.

  8. Sorry about the hallucinating.

    If it gets to bad, I snap my laptop shut.