If you are me, sometimes (most times) you send a chapter to your editor, and it comes back as a write-off. You are so terrible, there is no way to rectify the problem; you have to rip up the chapter and start again.
That’s fine, it was never going to be an easy road. So you’re halfway through the re-write, and you need a break, so you hit up your favourite Slack group and it so happens people are awake. Hurrah, distraction!
mik 5:07 AM 5am what even are you awake for
luke 5:07 AM Dogs >.>
rigger-fatrick 5:08 AM #@!*%
Some of us are up for work
mik 5:08 AM what do you call a dog with no legs
anything you like, it can’t catch you
rigger-fatrick 5:09 AM Lol
luke 5:09 AM It would still wake me up
Deciding whether to sleep or coffee up and stay up
mik 5:11 AM you should press F5
it’s so refreshing
ok i’m done
luke 5:12 AM Phone has no f5
mik 5:12 AM but that was funny, cos you wanted coffee, right
luke 5:12 AM 😦
mik 5:12 AM boo ;(
rigger-fatrick 5:12 AM Lol
mik 5:13 AM I’m here all day
luke 5:13 AM Useless
rigger-fatrick 5:13 AM Thats because u bum
mik 5:14 AM i actually have a lot of jokes about unemployed people
but none of them work
rigger-fatrick 5:14 AM …..
mik 5:14 AM oh god, laughing at myself now, ok, i’ll stop
rigger-fatrick 5:20 AM God i so dont want to work
I need sleep
mik 5:26 AM i’m so good at sleeping, i can do it with my eyes closed
mik 5:31 AM …and all the crowd has left the building
i’ll get my coat, show myself out
Well, twenty minutes is enough of a break anyway. I am perhaps worse at being a comedian than I am at being a writer, that’s something I guess. Chasing everyone offline almost immediately is probably a good reason to stick to something else.
Back to writing then!