Not Happy

Things haven’t been going well lately. Not in any way. So far, today continues that trend.

I got up early to work on my type in. My current speed is about ten minutes per page to get it done. I’ve got over 500 pages left, so that’s well over 80 hours of work left if I don’t manage to speed up somehow. So I don’t need additional setbacks.

I mentioned before that I started doing revisions in WriteWay Pro. It’s pretty good in a lot of ways. After finishing two scenes this morning I thought I should do a global search and replace on a changed character name. Now I’m used to working in OpenOffice.org where this same type of activity on this same size document is fairly speedy. Also I have OpenOffice.org set up to auto-save a copy of the file every few minutes. I do this because when I get working I loose track of things like real life. I’m sure you can see where this is going. After watching the simple Search & Replace peg my CPU usage at 100% for about 20 minutes and error came up. When I clicked “OK” WriteWay Pro just went away. Not good.

I opened WriteWay back up, looked at where my edits left off and mourned the last hour of my life which was a complete and utter waste of time. Now I have to go to work, so here’s to yet another day with no writing progress.

4 Comments

  1. Del says:

    I’m sorry you’re not happy. When I’m not happy I go to YouTube and search for kittens. I don’t know if it’ll help you, because you seem to have an overabundance of cute in your life.

    I know it won’t help, but I can commiserate. I recently deleted all of the work I did this quarter on my portfolio. Five weeks of work. Meh. I say, when my portfolio show and your book are finished we get our collective families together and play a nice round of mini-golf, without keeping score.

  2. Sorry to hear that. Maybe you need a stress break of a couple days off.

  3. Sorry about the late comment. This page showed up at the top of your RSS feed on Google. I thought it was new. How strange is that?

  4. Jay says:

    No problem. I did some tweaking of the feeds last night. Not sure why it would have sorted to the top. Sorry for the confusion.