Monday, November 06, 2006

Unshackled, for now...

I finally finished the textbook on which I've been working since I got back from London. Nothing like a 14-hour marathon work session to test whether I'm still sick or not. I think I'm not, but I suppose tomorrow morning will tell me for sure. I still have a cough and stuff, but I think it's just the lingering cough I always get when I get sick in autumn. Probably a touch of bronchitis or something.

I am oh-so-very glad this project is gone. It was one of the most boring things I've had to work on in a long, long time. This book was 364 pages. Bully-Proofing Your High School. Seriously. It didn't pay very well, but it should keep me in cigarettes, coffee and pens for a while.

So now I am completely off work for a few weeks and can concentrate on NaNoWriMo. I should have an official word count up starting Monday night. If I can write 10,000 words or so, I'll be back on target. No problem!

(Laughs nervously, begins coughing.)

Oh, and a slightly belated happy Guy Fawkes Day for any English folk who might stop by. Or a somber Guy Fawkes Day. I'm not sure of the proper way to mark Parliament nearly getting blown up. I suppose you're only required to remember (remember) the fifth of November.

2 comments:

He Who Does Not Subscribe said...

I'm here, mate, wishing you a Happy Guy Fawkes Day and cheering you on, for your 50,000 words. That is a damn bunch of words you know -- and in one month!!

But I think you came close to that in that guilt-infused email you sent me.

Happy Monday, Monkey Boy. Get writing.

the moon topples said...

You're gonna need to make up your mind, David/Fred/Anonymous/Unsubscriber. Not only do you post under a variety of names, but this morning you're calling me "Monkey Boy," which you called yourself on Friday.

And it isn't necessary to actually create a new blog in order to get a screen name on here. Although they are free, so I guess why not.

A lot of words indeed. Better get to it.