Reblog – A Little Manuscript Humor

I decided to close out this eventful week with a little humor. They say laughter is good for you. So, in recognition of the importance of your overall well-being, I dedicate this reblog to your health and pray that it can put an upward curl to your lips today. 

I originally posted this piece on October 31, 2019, which was after the self-publishing of my first book. (I actually published my book toward the end of September, but apparently I was still experiencing the effects of the chaos of getting my first book out even at the end of October).

And in light of the fact that I just opened my first ever Etsy shop (with all of the delightful craziness that came with it), I thought it would be fun to share some of the thoughts I was going through during my new author journey back in October 2019 (some of which I can relate to even at this moment with this particular new product journey I’m on).


Here are a few funnies for you. Maybe you can relate, maybe not. Either way, you’ll possibly chuckle a time or two (or at the least, break into an awkward grin).

How I’m feeling at the end of my second manuscript:

  • This first draft manuscript is a hot mess and will need tons of editing . . . so much for writing my manuscript straight through without stops for edits.
  • I’m quite sleep deprived and in need of a non-existent injection of “second wind”.
  • My brain hurts.
  • Can I get a manuscript deadline extension?
  • I need my Mommy!
  • I also need a two-week vacation from any type of writing whatsoever.
  • Did I actually commit to getting this book self-published by the end of the year or was I just existing in some type of dream sequence?
  • I’m sorry family that I was a little minimalistic on the house cleaning for the last month.
  • J-A-N-A. Good, I still remember how to spell my name.
  • I just need to narrow down my 5 book title possibilities already.
  • I think I undid all of the walking I accomplished over the summer by equaling the effort in power eating over the late nights in the month of October.
  • When your desktop computer is your late night companion . . .
  • How do some authors put out a book a month? I wasn’t aware that super human powers actually existed.
  • No wonder I barely have any time to read.
  • I dare anyone to challenge me to a game of “Falling Asleep at Your Desk While Working on Your Manuscript”.

This post was fun and allowed me to vent in humorous fashion. Very therapeutic, I might add. You should try it some time. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be coming up with future funnies for significant events in my life, especially when I’m in the mood to be sarcastically chatty.:)



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