It’s slightly more colorful than my standard, “Slower than molasses in winter.”
It means about the same thing. That is: An incredibly long time. Which is how long BD&L seems to be taking. I thought the editing part took a while. And it did. Along with nearly killing me, or in the very least driving me crazy. Yes, that is a very short drive, thank you.
I thought transcribing my assorted notes, scribbles, hash marks, changes, corrections, deletions, additions, and every other little thing I did whilst editing, would go quicker by comparison.
I obviously need to find a hobby other than thinking. It never leads anywhere good, nor is it very accurate.
Transcribing is taking way longer than the editing did. Why? Partly because I can’t stop making minor edits, and partly because my characters have decided to say and do things they obviously forgot to say or do earlier. I’m of the opinion they find that sort of behaviour funny. Take my main character, for instance, who just the other day must have thought one particular scene came off a bit too flat. So, what did she do? Picked up a bloody sword, pointed it in my direction, and nearly 500 words later she’s now content and ready to move on. For now. She’s a bit impulsive, foolhardy and strong-willed so who am I to argue? Me? I’m just the author. I’m just the vehicle by which her story gets told. Please, dear character, continue to run roughshod over me until I am subdued.
And when you’re done, please stick to the dang storyline so we can fling you into the world and others can appreciate what you’ve put me through.
p.s. In case you’re wondering, and I know you are, a grouping of turtles is actually called a “bale”.