December 23rd, 2003

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Last week and the weekend

(Actually written yesterday, i.e. Monday, but not posted.)

I completed the last week of term feeling as though I was running on flat batteries. I wasn't ill, but I just felt tired tired tired. Anyway, I staggered to the end of the week and all classes went OK, despite the best efforts of the college technicians who kept putting my teaching rooms out of action in order to wipe and re-install everything on the computers. Well, they did it twice. The first time the class and I had to share with another class and the second time we just moved next door as the class that should have been in there had decided to finish early for Christmas shopping, so I coped, but I could have done without the hassle.
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Since daughter's visit, I also now have some incoming presents. Mine is a most mysterious parcel 18½" x 11½" x 15½". As I was told most strictly not to drop it, it must be fragile. Another incoming present from our son will arrive with him, but I know what that is as I asked for it. In order to play both the incoming present from son and the DVD I've bought myself (The Two Towers extended edition), I have purchased a cheap DVD player to put on the upstairs telly. G is doing lots of work on his computer at the moment, so access to the main telly is unreliable and I foresaw lots of frustration as I had time off and DVDs and nothing to play them on.
  • Current Mood
    Shivery again
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In which I don't do very much...

Another loafing day. I didn't go out at all, though felt much less wobbly this morning. However, I have just started to feel shivery again and had to put back on the layer of clothing I'd taken off.

I have, however, managed to arrange and wrap G's present and made a "gift voucher" for the bit of the present I haven't bought yet.
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Writing progress

As my brain seems to be functioning better today, I started to do a bit on the WIP. I discovered that when I said I'm writing a shitty first draft, I really meant it. Collapse )

No new words written today, but I have written 652 words of synopsis. This counts for lenient word count.

I'm taking the precaution of writing the synopsis chapter by chapter as I go along because the only thing I hate worse than writing first draft is writing a synopsis of a novel. I also plan to use the synopsis to help with revision. Only time will tell whether it is actually useful.
  • Current Mood
    Slightly less shivery now