Current work: Medical (writing out of sequence)
Listening to: Crowded House
Reading: Kate Walker, the Konstantos Marriage Demand (another of Kate’s trademark intense reads – enjoyed it)
Umm. Yesterday, I managed to pay my tax bill, do stuff on the Wii fit, and parcel up an enormous amount of stuff for the post office run.
Additions to wordcount: zero.
Yup, that's right. A big, fat zero.
Talking of big and fat, I cracked yesterday and bought a Ripple bar in the post office. (That’s not actually too bad, in the scheme of things. But I practically inhaled it; that’s not so good.)
This book is not working. Chapter 1 works. Chapter 4 will work, as will the chapters after that. It’s the ‘in between’ that’s the problem. So I think today I’m going to ignore the hole and work on chapter four. Once the gaping hole in the MS has defined edges, I will know what needs to go there. If I try tiptoeing round it, it seems to develop true black hole properties and sucks me in. So I need to get back in control.
Dear hero and heroine: you’re both too closed off. One of you has to crack first. Please can you do it today? Because my deadline is getting a bit squeaky, and I have a workshop to prepare, so I’m getting twitchy. (Why did I say yes to the workshop? Was I mad? I know I’ll enjoy it when it happens, but… it’s half term next month. I have no time to breathe. Gulp. Might have to go to the post office on the way home for another Ripple…)