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A Survivor's Tale
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Workmate!Chris was overjoyed about being let go on Friday; he'd been wanting to leave for ages and this was the impetus he needed (and it benefited him in other ways I won't go into here) - but this doesn't change the fact that he was, in Neil's words, "The soul of downstairs"; things just won't be the same without him!

The weekend was slow and, I confess, quite boring - with Hammond bailing at the last minute we never managed to organise anything else; everyone else Joey and I tried to make plans with was already busy. I was PMS-y and hanging around the house was probably the worst thing for that, but I got in some reading, writing, and loads of cuddles (and the other things you do when it's just you and your partner, heh) and even a nice long back massage, so I can't complain. It makes for exceptionally short journal entries though.

My outline for the novel is about three cards (scenes) off being complete. It's quite a thick little handful... I have a feeling it's going to be a larger draft than I anticipated, but I intend to edit viciously. I'm too wordy and I don't like that. I'm thinking that once I have my research all done, I might as well wait and start the draft in November - I can participate in NaNoWriMo that way. It'll be the second time and it's quite necessary; I was only 2,000 words short of the 50K target the first time around in 2004, so NaNoWriMo and I have a score to settle. ;) Of course, this time the plan is to work with an outline so that the book doesn't suck.

I should add, though, that writing a sucktacular novel that you promptly hide and never show to anyone is a great learning experience; everyone should try it!

Today I'm on a quest to find a copy of Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald, as Viv has informed me that the Travel section has info on the Jenolan Caves. I'm also thinking a quest for coffee might be an idea, and as the cafe next door has both coffee and papers, well... my next step is clear!
1 has fought ~ fight the power!
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: July 14th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Last night I had a dream I can't quite remember except someone was sorting human bones and taking their jewelery. And it was a love story...
1 has fought ~ fight the power!