Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Craptastic Meter. Do you have one?
I was rewriting my first chapter, which of course is daunting since the balance of all humanity rests on it. Okay, well, maybe not. But it feels that way.
So a fellow writer who's been donating a little of her Beta-reading time tells me, "Send over your new chapter. I'd love to read it."
I write back, "I'll let it sit for a day or so. Then I'll reread it. And my Craptastic Meter doesn't go off, I'll send it over."
And that's when I learn, "Oh geez. I have a Craptastic Meter. It goes off all the time. It's fueled by a clear mind, a good night's sleep, and an absence of excessive caffeine/stomach viruses/the occasional glass of wine."
I also knew I couldn't possibly be this witty in my adjective discovery, and of course it's in the Urban Dictionary.
So. How's your Craptastic Meter working today?