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Fourteen days and counting...

As of today, it's exactly a fortnight until I plan to complete my book. Already, my LJ is seriously neglected, and friends who text or phone me asking me to come out to things are getting used to the reply, "Sorry - book." I'm pretty flaky about answering emails, too.

This post is mainly to say: bear with me, gang - this will pass. I apologise if I'm socially all but non-existent over the next couple of weeks, but I'm sure you'll all understand the situation.

I do expect to continue reading and commenting on other people's journals, as, frankly, it's helping to keep me sane in the midst of an existence which is now seeing me leave the house only once or twice a week when I need to go either to the supermarket or to the library. But, as you can imagine, using my spare time to write proper journal entries of my own is somewhat unattractive just now, given that I'm spending all day every day typing like a lunatic anyway. Any entries I do make are likely to be increasingly self-absorbed, and possibly slightly insane: you have been warned!

Normal service to be resumed, I very much hope, after the Easter bank holiday. Till then, arrivederci!

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aellia
Apr. 3rd, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Good luck with it all!
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strange_complex
Apr. 3rd, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's a grind, but the end is in sight at last.
kantti
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
And you have a job!!
strange_complex
Apr. 3rd, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
I know! It really feels as though things are falling into place at last.
megamole
Apr. 3rd, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
We'll see you on the other side.

Best of luck... and remember, we're here if you want to talk to us.

*hugs*
strange_complex
Apr. 3rd, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Why the chicken wire? That's what I don't get about that icon. It just doesn't look very nnynngy.
megamole
Apr. 7th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
I need to do some edits to the icon to remove the protruding bits of wire. Basically, it's to do with the fact that the stitching pattern on my nnyngy blankie that I've had since I was 2 months old is hexagonal, and the blankie is that colour.
megamole
Apr. 7th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)
Cleaned it up
I've done some softening and blurring - should be more nnyng and less chickenwire now.
sunsandscience
Apr. 4th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
Whatever it's like, it can't be worse than thesis writing was. This is a thought that's gotten me through several things over the last few years!
strange_complex
Apr. 4th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
It is starting to feel increasingly the same as those last few weeks on the thesis, though!
kkjxx
Apr. 4th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
Many have said it before, but another voice in the choir always helps...

Good luck with it... writing to deadlines is teh suxxor, but it's the only way of ensuring it gets done.

...but be sure to take care of yourself... after writing 120,000+ words of a draft of a novel in 30 days last year I was NOT a coherent individual for about a looooong time after...
strange_complex
Apr. 4th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yes, you are wise about the deadlines.

So 4000 words a day, eh? Painful! My task is more like to cut out that many each day. Well, or as many as I can manage, anyway.
angeoverhere
Apr. 5th, 2006 11:33 am (UTC)
Thinking of you... See you on the other side!!
strange_complex
Apr. 5th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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