So the reading aloud experiment that worked so beautifully with Journal of the Dead? I applied it to the stories I'm prepping for submission and ... there, it did not work. I found myself mumbling and rushing through. I'm not sure what the difference is: maybe it's the short story pacing versus the novel pacing. Maybe it's the fact that this week has been hectic, hectic, hectic and I'm getting irritated because I can't edit and eat at the same time. It's not a first person issue: I haven't hit that part of Journal yet, and A Flattering Likeness is in first (while the others are third). I'm still picking things up, but it's torturous. Would not do again.
This week, I am behind. I am very behind. I should get my editing done, but that's at the expense of ... well ... just about everything else. Hoping this changes soon!