Sunday, 21 December 2014

Merry Xmas and all that


Another week, with not much writing done because I've been doing a lot of editing, which makes it difficult to account for progress, but it's still writing.  I've been busy with parties and shopping, and still have a couple of last minute things to get before Xmas day.  So let me wish you all a very Merry Xmas, or whatever other name you may use for this Winter solstice celebration, and remember it's all good at the end of the day.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Log 2014 Dec 14th: Writing Update

This last week I feel I've spinning my wheels going nowhere fast.

The progress I've made on the The Bureau has been dismal.  The first week back in the saddle on this project saw me re-read my work to date, do an editing pass, and write 301 words.  This week I only managed to write a further 702 words, bringing the running total up 47,556.  Quite frankly I've seen glaciers move faster.

About the only excuse I have for this abysmal performance is feeling ill.  I've had a bit of a chesty cough all week, but my body hasn't quite decided whether or not I'm actually going to come down with something.  Still no excuse really.

I have done some other writing: 2,201 words on an article called Escalation – The Last War, which will in turn form the basis of two entries for my other blog (plus it took an unreasonably long time to take the pictures to go with this article, and I still have more to do).  So if I'm being generous I've written 2,905 words this week.  Actually that's still a pretty dismal total.

Not to mention the gnawing anxiety as I wait for the editorial report on Bad Dog, which may or may not come before Xmas.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Log 2014 Dec 7th: Catch Up

 
Last week we were in Cambridge at a Thanksgiving party hosted by our friends Kate & Malcolm, what with our own Thanksgiving meal excesses on the Thursday I seem to have been derailed in posting last weeks blog in a timely manner.

I have a lot to talk about, but this last week has been hectic with one thing and another, so all I'll mention in passing is that I gave a talk on cognitive behavioural therapy at Carshalton High School for Girls for the students in A2 psychology, which went down very well – tweets were sent out by the school too, and I received a lovely box of chocolates and a gift card from the students.  So I was well chuffed.  I later learnt that one of the students has decided to change her degree option to psychology too.

Over on my other blog you will see a post about the demo game I ran at Dragonmeet yesterday for which I spent most of the week painting miniatures to get them ready for the day.  Afterwards we went off to Ilford for another party with our long time friends Brian & Caroline, which was most excellent.