>And so I got up 30 minutes earlier and was all raring to walk to the village to get my newspapers and magazine, when an email came through saying Henry was on his way. I tracked the parcel and it left Bournemouth at 4pm-ish on Monday, arrived in Rotherham at 3am yesterday, and left the depot for delivery an hour later.
So I waited.
And I got Jehovah’s Witnessed.
Honestly, I really have nothing against other people’s religions and views, but I do wish they wouldn’t come and try to force them onto me. If I want to join you, I know where to find you. But please GET OFF my doorstep. This is MY private space not YOUR personal podium.
Fortunately they could see I meant what I said and that I didn’t really want to chat about why I’m a Roman Catholic and isn’t it time I saw the light and don’t I think it’s so dreadful that I was brainwashed at such a young age and so on. How dare they?
Work-wise I didn’t do so well in the end and was quite tired too early (it’s that lost hour). Here, then, is how I did (or not) yesterday:
- daily blog
- updated gig list
- got rid of doorstep preachers faster than the speed of light
- 2 hours on gig list for April
- welcomed Henry at 11:50am
- walked up to village and bought The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express (okay, so another compact …), and Psychologies
- studied the new markets
- unpacked Henry and disposed of all packaging except the box
- Henryed the house
- read for a bit
- wrote and submitted 1 filler (worth £25)
- chucked a spud in the oven and had it with grated cheese, cherry tomatoes and cucumber
After tea I did more work on the novel. On Monday I struggled to get this to flow and managed less than 500 words. So then I thought maybe I should just try and get the storyline down for now, the bones. Then, when I have a framework, I can go back and hang the flesh on …
Last night I seem to have found my second wind and wrote a fairly chunky 3rd chapter. In just about an hour I managed 1,177 words, and I almost started blubbing at one point too. That’s more like it.
Here’s what I want to do today:
- walk up to village for newspapers/magazines
- market study
- finish the gig list
- transcribe 1 interview for Voices book
- write and submit at least 1 query or letter or filler
- 1 hour proofing Night Crawler galleys
The weather can’t make up its mind. One minute we have heavy, torrential rain, the next we have glorious sunshine, then we have a dark and purple sky. The snow is due today .