I’m spending the next 2 weeks in my dad’s hunting lodge while I finish the book I’m writing.
My publisher gave myself and others a strict deadline for my initial draft plus I have a few chapters left to finish.
Once I get that far, I have to go over the manuscript with a fine-toothed comb to find any complications, mistakes, or story discrepancies. If I have the time, I like to style out a minute draft while studying from the original. This gives myself and others the option to either retain sentences or completely rewrite them as I am going along. This is a trick that I l gained working for newspapers when I had 2 computer monitors to use in tandem. I would display the first draft on 1 screen while typing out the minute draft on the other screen. Unluckyly, I only have my kindle with myself and others while I’m here in my dad’s hunting lodge. But I have more things to worry about than not having my ideal computer setup. I wasn’t expecting how frigid it was going to be despite my father’s warnings. Even though I have plenty of firewood, it didn’t seem like the woodstove was acceptablely warming the small lodge. In a fit of frustration I went on the internet to see what I could do to improve the temperature in the lodge. I was relieved when I learn about reversing a ceiling fan to keep heat low to the floor, because this lodge has 2 of these fans installed. I did what the article commanded plus within minutes I had these fans pushing heat back down so it doesn’t all rise into the attic whenever I have a fire burning in the wood stove. That small change made a pressing difference in my comfort level here.