How many of you write page numbers on your MS? I am thinking a good portion of you. I am not one of those people. Why I really do not know. A few days ago I was carrying three MS in my hand each having over 100 pages to them. Can anyone guess where this is going? Yes I bumped into something and they all fell like paper dominoes to the floor. I did not curse nor did I cry. I just looked at the mess I had created on the floor.
Thinking I get some sympathy from someone anyone I looked at my birds. They were laughing as they cluck clucked at me loudly. This did not brighten my mood. It was my own fault as I had not labeled them like I should have. Sitting down I put like to like and went through the process of getting them in order.
At least I had the chapters titled somewhat. What I had written on the top of the title page was “Chapter 1” and so on for each following chapters. It was not much but at least it was something. It took me a small bit to get all three MS put back together like Humpty Dumpty though in my case I was able to do so.
Multitasking sometimes works for me and then on other occasions it does not. Trying to do too much at one time does not always get me where I am trying to go. Case in point 300 pages on my floor as they stared back at me mocking me in the way only paper can do. Lesson learned I will start numbering my sheets. For I don’t see me slowing down in trying to get more than one thing done at the same time. I should it would do my body good but until then will start off with numbering my pages. Another example of how I need to slow down.
4 thoughts on “Paper Dominoes”
::raises hand:: That is exactly the reason I number them. lol I didn’t used to, then I thought what would happen if I dropped them? We’re talking about 200-400 pages for a single book and my handwriting resembled a rabid chicken with a pen in its beak. I muttered a few bleeps at the image and started numbering them from then on. At least you got it sorted out. 🙂
And have I learned? Not completely but am getting better at it. Something else we have in common hehe. Yip the birds laughing at me was not music to my ears though. 🙂
Yep been there, done that! Now I number the pages…lesson learned.
I hate to say it but I am glad I am not the only one hehe. I am numbering every thing now. 🙂