March 11th, 2013


moving day

Our landlords stopped by a couple nights ago to say they wouldn’t be renewing our lease, as one of them wants to move back into the house. We were kind of expecting/planning to move anyway, but now we’re definitely moving. The nice thing is if we find a place before our lease is up they’re not going to hold us to it.

It’s at times like this I wish I was a minimalist. :p

It’s at times like this I also think I need to learn to buy my music digitally to begin with, and that I’ve got to get into the habit of using my e-reader instead of print books.

It’s also at times like this that I think I’d better do a Postage Sale and get rid of as many of my own books as I can. There will be more on that in a week or so.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)


plodding along

I was obliged to stop and remind myself today that in fact by any standards at all, a 5100 word day is actually very good. Even by my standards, which as we all know are completely lunatic.

I’ve done 25 or 30K since Wednesday last. It’s not as much as I’d been hoping for, but again, in actuality it’s quite good. The problem, of course, is I’m not even vaguely convinced they’re the right words. I have no sense of the book and frankly think it all sucks.

Ted and my mother assure me I am right on schedule for thinking that, which is less reassuring than you might imagine. When I said that to my sister, she said, “Right. Because they don’t know how much THIS BOOK might suck.”

*She* understands. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)