Ten Days until D Day… (not that I’m counting, you understand)

Trying to keep busy, rather than worrying about the fast-approaching hospital appointment, I thought I should concentrate on just one subject. Being haunted by all the outstanding jobs was getting me (and them) nowhere.

I had already given up on the WIP, as my brain wouldn’t relax enough to get back into it. I ended up picking one problem and shoving everything else into a mental box labelled LATER.

I must have picked the right problem, for I was immediately fired up and enjoying myself. I had chosen to re-edit my very first story, Nine Lives, followed by a new cover and fresh marketing. Being back at work was definitely better than worrying!

It was while I was editing that I remembered something I read recently about a programme called Autocrit. Highly praised as the be-all and end-all for writers and is supposedly better than Grammarly, my long-time editing tool. I decided to check it out, for I had recently discovered a new and bad trend in my writing. I have been repeating a lot of words!

This is something Grammarly has never picked up, but Autocrit does.

The more I browsed, the more interested I became. They also have many features you find on Scrivener too, which was a surprise.

Everything I need is in one place and costs the same as Grammarly. There is also a free programme which I will try first, of course.

All of this activity did stop me from worrying, but the moment I switched off the PC and put down my red pen, it was still there, waiting for me. Somehow though, it didn’t feel as scary. I am in the capable hands of the medical profession, so I am ready for whatever happens. I just hope it doesn’t involve cracking open my ribcage!


18 thoughts on “Ten Days until D Day… (not that I’m counting, you understand)

  1. It’s totally understandable why you can’t concentrate on your WIP. On the flip side, I’m glad you found a different distraction to occupy your mind.
    And I’ve not used Auto-crit but have heard good things about it!

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  2. I can understand why worrying has been part of your life lately, Jaye, and I hope your appointments go well. And thanks for the info on Autocrit. I’ve been using the free version of Prowritingaid, but I can only edit 500 words at a time, which is a pain. I’ll try the free version of Autocrit and see how it goes! Wishing you all the best on every level, my friend.

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