[Note from Management: Indy has no idea what day her revision of section 5 is on.]
Friend: How’s the book coming?
Indy: *Dramatic sigh*
Friend: *Encouraging giggle*
Indy, realizing that Friend (who is a writer) really wants to know: Not good. I have to redo section 5. It was all in some kind of order, but then I wrote a bunch more and broke it apart again. Now I have to put it back in order. *dramatic sigh*
Friend: You’ll figure it out.
[Note from Management: Indy’s friends have a high tolerance for Indy’s melodrama.]
Indy: Then I realized that a bunch of the new stuff is boring and has to go. So I’m cutting three pages. [Briefly mourns her word count.]
Friend: Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Indy: Yes, I do. But then after I cut the new pages, I realized that the first scene and the last scene of the section now relate to each other.
Friend: Oh, that’s good!
Indy: Oh. You’re right! I guess I’m not as bad off as I thought.
The moral of this story is surround yourself with good writer friends. What’s the moral of your story?