Archive for March 11th, 2007
For tonight… I finished logging just over six hundred words towards the Call Center project. I’ve figured I’m just trying to tell the basic story, now, and I will come back to add some of the extra flesh during the second draft. At the same time, I’m trying to make it up as I go, which I’m finding can be a little on the tedious side.
I’m probably creating some holes for myself that I will have to go back and fix, but that’s what rewrites are for, right?
Damn… second attempt… I did something that deleted what I had previously typed, and “Ctrl+Z” was not any help to recover the information…
Anyway, I just finished the last hundred pages, bringing my reading count up to four books. My estimates figure about two weeks per book in order to have a fighting chance to make my goal. If I get some time, and a hold of another couple of books like A (maybe, like B, C, or D), then I might just put myself ahead of the game… no wouldn’t that be nice?
If I can finish off two more books by the end of the month, I’ll be right back on track.
Now, it is almost 7pm. I have another four hours (and change). This would be plenty of time to start another book (if I had one), or what I am more looking into – working on my own book!
Yes, Sunday. This is one of those weird moments where I am actually working on the weekend. Geez, I haven’t done this since right before I started (back in August!). There were some issues here in the office that meant someone wasn’t able to work, and everyone ELSE that could have also (rather, WOULD have) worked was otherwise committed (either already working that day, coming in early the next morning, or going out of town for a conference). So, it boiled down to me and someone else being the only two that could work, so I figured I may as well take it (hey, it means getting OT. Granted, I think I would actually rather have comp time to use later, money is money – and you don’t generally scoff at money!)
I finished Angels & Demons on Friday night (after a short marathon session) around 1:30am, and started on the current read (Sue Grafton’s A) the next morning. So far, I’ve read about 200+ pages (after spending most of Saturday in the book). I think it’s safe to say that I will probably be working on getting this series from the library and trying to work my way through it as part of my reading goals for the year. My understanding is that phones are genertally pretty quiet on the weekends so I stand a good chance of actually finishing the book today (as I write this, it is currently about 3:30pm, and I am here until about 11pm tonight).
Of course, I also have some of my routine (already done, by now) that I can do, as well as adopt a whimpering project, and try to nurse it for a time this evening. Who knows, I may actually find myself adding another post (maybe some experimentation with the blog) later!?