On Sock Drawers & Revision

Hubbykins has lost sock drawer privileges. Most of his socks are more hole than fabric. And he keeps. wearing. them. I think that it's one of those things that crept up on him, a little hole, and he ignored it. Then another hole. A bigger hole. Two holes in one sock (not including the one that's supposed to be there, so I guess that would be three holes). Maybe he can match the good ones of two socks. But then another good one sprouted a hole...ehh, it's not that bad. I'll match them up tomorrow.

So I stepped in. I went to the store, bought him an 8 pack of socks, and ferreted out every holey white sock in that drawer. I am a sock ninja.

And in six months, I will do it again.

I have two holey sock manuscripts right now. There's a lot of good in them. Most of the feedback I get is, "love the voice, good hook, fun concept." But there's something wrong. And I don't have the ability to ferret out what it is. I'm standing above the sock drawer, looking down, and going, "I just...I don't...???" Thankfully, I have sock ninjas at the ready. Both manuscripts are th-i-i-i-s close. Which is a little frustrating because they're both still th-i-i-i-s far away.

Summer goal (that's right, my bloglings, I'm putting it out there on the internets): Get both those manuscripts out to critters by the end of summer.

ETA: Just realized this is the second post in less than a year I've written about socks & revision. This is my life.

12 comments:

  1. I have to do this too. My husband will still wear them even when there's more hole than sock.

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  2. I can relate to your sock situation. :) Good luck with the revisions. It's a good feeling to know you are close!

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  3. Loved the comparison! I know the feeling ... I've got some PB manuscripts in the exact same situations! Good luck!!!

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  4. @Karen - well, not that close. :(

    @Kelly - Let's not even get me started on some PB mss I have languishing in drawers.

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  5. Yay for sock revisions! I'm going to live vicariously through you and just pretend that we don't wear unmatching socks in my home. I'm inspired by your revision plans. I'd like to try to bring my manuscripts up to scratch this summer. Good goals! Good luck!

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  6. Socks and revision is a good life. =) Good luck with your goal. I'm sure you will achieve it.

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  7. I think you're onto something great with your sock revisions, Karen! it's a catchy term that may go national! Best wishes for all of us and our summer sock revisions!

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  9. You are a mother, wife, and writer. Socks are part of our world. :) I also have an end of summer goal...we can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. OMG, can I marry you? All my socks have holes too!

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  11. Step back then come back. You'll figure out what's missing / wrong. Work on something else and it'll probably come to you.

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  12. Hi Karen! I had to laugh at this post, we're forever battling lost and mis-matched socks :)

    Thank you for stopping by the new Food Allergy Moms blog! I appreciate you sharing your experiences, and I hope to exchange ideas and share stories at some point!

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