Monday, March 17, 2008

YES! This IS what it's like!

From Dooce, who just handed in her book to her editor:

Last night I emailed my finished manuscript to my editor in New York, and then I drove downtown, took off all my clothes and ran naked through Temple Square. There was no other appropriate response. Except maybe I should have taped some sparklers to my boobs. [making mental note for future instances of streaking]

I'm not sure what I want to do with the next hour of my life, or even the next ten minutes. I COULD DO ANYTHING. I mean, this whole process started three years ago, and it got really intense a year ago when the deadlines were written in ink on a contract, and since then every single minute of my life has been heavy with the thought of those deadlines. I felt guilty if I took five minutes to read a magazine because I should have been using those five minutes to write my book. I felt like I was walking around with a 500-pound llama sitting on my face, and it hadn't bathed in several weeks.

Yes. A thousand times yes.

2 comments:

H.E.Eigler said...

teee heee! Thanks for sharing that....something to look forward to. Way, WAY forward but still :)

Angela WD said...

I read Dooce too, and couldn't agree more. Smelly llama. And yet, a wonderful job at the same time.