Brain Stuckage

Anyone ever experienced memory loss or more accurately brain stockage due to work related stress?

I am not trying to whine. I feel really lucky that the folks at 48 Fourteen liked my project enough to take the chance on Other Systems. The editor was awesome. He gave me a lot to think about and was great explaining a few of my grammar issues that I am actually embarrassed I messed up. Apparently knowing the rules and following them are two completely different things. There was also one that I thought I knew, but didn’t.

It’s just yesterday, I was thinking about a line about hydrogen fuel and I couldn’t remember if I cut it or not. Then I thought, if I did, should I have? Then I told myself to stop second-guessing and let the publisher and editor do their jobs. If they want me to change, add, delete something else, they will tell me. This is easier said than done.

Someone asked me “So what’s your book about?” I couldn’t remember, because all I can think is a stupid line about hydrogen.

I said, “Um, its about a girl…she emigrates to another planet…life isn’t what she thinks…” Totally botched that one. I made a story I am passionate about sound really boring.

However real scary moment was at Tuesday’s Drink and Draw Social Club when someone asked my comic titles: I remembered Faminelands, but Out for Souls&Cookies and Lure were completely missing. All I knew was I had done three titles. Thankfully my business cards have pictures on them. I was drinking a milkshake so don’t get the wrong idea. I just has no idea, because my mind was stuck in an unending loop worried about Other Systems… will 48 Fourteen like the changes? Is my mom right about the language issues? (Mom is worried about Harden’s and Cole’s potty mouths.) What about the level of violence and sexual activities?

I just want my brain to shut up already. I can’t wait for my vacation.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sofia Essen on September 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I know what you mean… I get completely useless at communication when I’m thinking about a story. I was told someone once casually mentioned Johnny Depp was coming to visit me in order to check if I was paying attention to the conversation. I wasn’t – I was off in the Neverland in my own head.


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