Tuesday, 27 December 2011

My holiday schedule (including hot chocolate)

(I'm feeling cheery like Akari from the anime Aria)

Before I started my holiday, I'd planned to do the following. 

  1. Edit Diplomatic Disaster
  2. Read a lot of books 
  3. Have fun. 
  4. Drink lots of hot chocolate

I've done all of those! I'm mostly sticking with editing in the morning until lunch. Today I reached 77% of my wip edited - yay! Or maybe 79%. There was a 9 in there somewhere, but there was also a lot of numbers after the point so I'm not really sure and I can't quite be bothered to go back and check. 

Editing is full of stops and starts. There have been some sentences which didn't need any tweaking. Some have been cut completely from the wip. Others have had almost every other word replaced. That's the norm though for writers. You never know what's going to happen until you sit down and write/edit. Muse did come up with a nice plot twist today, which will work in the sequel to Diplomatic Disaster (currently untitled and unwritten). 

I managed to do one hour of chores - tidying my room. There's a lot to do, and as it zaps both time and energy from me, I'm not doing more than an hour. I can't get enthusiasm for longer than that! 

What else have I got up to...I've made both ovaltine (well, seeing as family did drop me off on Saturday so I could pick up some 'necessary' ovaltine, I figured I'd better drink it while it's still a national holiday here in England) & hot chocolate with cream - it makes them super tasty. I've finished Maria V Snyder's awesome book A Touch of Poison (review to follow in January)

and I've started Curtis Jobling's Wereworld: Shadow of the Hawk. (review and blog tour to follow in January)

Having a reading fest is really enjoyable at the moment, just to sit and get lost in books (well not literally lost, I mostly follow the plot (unless I'm hungry, and then all I can think of is 'what snack shall I grab?') Tonight I think I'm going to keep reading. If I get too sleepy, I'll switch to reliable anime. 

Enjoy the rest of today (however long you've got left), and pop back soon for my next post. 

1 comment:

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Can I have hot chocolate? Sounds like a good holiday!