… 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!