Archive for October, 2012

The Best Laid Plans …

… of Mice and Writers.

Note to self: don’t try to do anything at the start of the academic year.  Really.  Don’t bother.

And definitely don’t try to finishing a sodding novel!  I’m not going to moan about it, but I will say two things:

1. The past month and a bit at work have been ridiculously busy and stressful.  And that’s working part-time (allegedly).  (Have got some fab students, though!)

2. I did get 10,000+ words written before the madness began, so that’s something.

Looking ahead, I plan to give things another go now I’ve started to get a handle on the insanity of work and I’ll post my thoughts about the BIAM system soon.

In other news – I’ve been reading bits and pieces for work, including some Shakespeare.  Henry V – better than I was expecting!  Some lovely themes in there and a wonderfully complex main character; I love that you could view Henry as this arch-Machiavel or the ideal king.  Intriguing stuff!

I am ridiculously excited to read Wolf Hall, which is sat in my Kindle’s memory, waiting for my attentions.  I must have been living under a rock for the past few years, as it didn’t hit my radar until Mantel won her second Man Booker prize for the sequel.  A seriously big  rock.

But, for now, bed!


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