Monday, September 24, 2012

Revising = Mama Panda Syndrome

So. Revisions. I haven't started mine yet, but they're inching closer and closer. All I can think about is that fateful moment when I become this Mama Panda:

Yep. My Baby Panda a.k.a. my manuscript is going to make me go \O_O/. At some point. Or several. 

[insert dramatic sigh]

I can try to brace myself for the Mama Panda Syndrome as best as possible, but folks, I will fail. Freakouts are in my near future. Perhaps with a frightened ninja kick included. Because seriously. 

So I'm curious: how do you deal with Mama Panda Syndrome when you're revising? How do you push through the \O_O/ and make sure Baby Panda gets rid of an epic case of the sniffles?

Now if you'll excuse me, I must go watch this video at least a billion times more. 


  1. I cry to my CP's until they snap me out of it.

  2. Lol, I love love that video. And I am still trying to figure out how to get past the mama panda syndrome...

  3. I'm half-way through my WIP and it's a jumbled up mess... Sigh. I'm looking forward to/dreading the mama panda syndrome :)

  4. I'm at the waiting stage before diving in next week. I've managed to hold out for one whole month. A personal record for me. Lol. I am trying to approach these edits slowly and cautiously and more efficiently than the last time. That said, I'll probably be freaking out in my office chair after the computer shoots out the first few chapters to read over and note changes/fixes/cuts on...


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