September 12th, 2006

View from study (sunny)

Writing progress

Story Title: A Necessary Evil (aka The One About the War)
Words revised today: 344
Words now in Chapter 2: 5251
Percentage reduction: 5%
Words total: 66,015
Reason for stopping: Brain tired. Need to relax for a while before bedtime.

Still removing the traces of amnesia, and the waffle. *Rolls eyes* Heavens but this draft was long winded if not downright waffly. Also suffered from lots of Mark saw, Mark felt, Mark heard etc as an attempt to establish POV. Noooo! Not necessary. Collapse )

Work continues as ever. More phone calls. More shuffling of people from classes with too few students into classes with just about enough students. My timetable is, at last, looking a bit healthier, with about 6 classes of 8 or more students. That will leave me 2 classes short, but people are still enquiring, so it's likely there will be sufficient in the end and those classes will just start a bit late.

Of course next week is the week when I stand there with a list of 10 names and only 7 bodies actually turn up.

Oh, the joys and delights of a new academic year!