I am having one of those days. The days where there’s so much to do that it makes you just a little bit overwhelmed and a little bit like eating some ice cream or cake or chocolate.
But never to fear, optimistic and positive Rachel is still bubbling around wanting to be productive. I’m actually writing this post now to spur myself back into the mood for writing so I can go and work on chapter 4 of Rebellion. Perhaps I’ll sit outside…
A quick ROW update before we get down to the WIPpety goodness!
Edit up to chapter 6 of Rebellion.
I am up to chapter 4 now, which I will begin editing as soon as this post is finished and more tea is made. I’m pretty happy with this progress. Ideally I will have chapter 4 done by tonight, work on chapter 5 tomorrow night whilst house sitting, and then maybe even get a few more chapters done over the weekend! Yay!
Work out what to do about NaNo
I think I’ve worked out what I want to do, but I need to do a few more calculations before I commit to it and tell you all. Check back on Sunday.
Finish reading Harry’s Game
This probably won’t happen unless I have a particularly relaxed weekend, but you never know.
Write WIPpet blog post and additional blog post for Friday.
Well, this is my WIPpet post, so far so good!
Comment on 10 blogs
I’ve already commented on a couple (probably about 4 or 5), so on target!
Write an additional 2,000 words for my politics draft
This is sepcifically Friday’s task, so not yet.
Research for history essay
I was supposed to start this yesterday, but a quick hot chocolate with a friend turned into 2.5 hours of chatting. But there’s always tomorrow!
Have exchange subjects prepared for meeting with course coordinator.
Sort of. I just need to print them off. So basically, achieved.
I’m really proud of how productive I’ve been considering I haven’t been having the greatest of weeks. Hopefully I can keep it up (or even better, improve it!)
Today, I have a snippet from the newly rewritten/edited chapter 3 of Rebellion. Mind your eyes, it’s all sparkly and new. Some of you may remember that a few months ago I was really struggling with this chapter, I just COULDN’T write something I was happy with, nothing was working, and Taura was just increasingly pissing me off. Well, the other day I had an epiphany and realised that was because it was just all wrong. So, on Monday afternoon I fixed it and a brand spanking new 3,000 word chapter. Huzzah! Celebratory cake for all! (Just kidding, I’m supposed to be eating healthily. Carrot stick?)
Without further ado, here are 24 lines (10+14) from the end of chapter 3.
“What are you doing?”
“We don’t have time. We need to be at sea by dawn.”
Taura rolled her eyes. Whoever he was, this was clearly his first time. “No one knows this bay exists except us. No one will come looking for us, and no one checks ships once they’re at sea, it’s only when they’re leaving the ports. Which we’re not doing.” She was now close enough to the man to see his grimace, and also to see the familiar face grinning from the ship behind him. “Leon!”
“Stop teasing the poor man Taura, he’s been fretting all night. You’re late.”
Taura shrugged, hopping from one foot to another playfully. “I got lost.”
Leon chuckled. “That I believe. Come now, apologise to Oren. He’s never met you before, he doesn’t know how annoying you can be.”
Balancing on one foot, Taura flashed a smile at Oren, who smiled back through pursed lips. “Sorry. My name’s Taura.”
Taura turned to Leon. “He isn’t very friendly.”
In response Oren turned from Taura and boarded the ship, slipping into the cabin without a word.
Following at a slower pace, Taura motioned towards the now closed door. “See. Not very friendly.”
Laughing, Leon reached forwards and pulled her aboard. “And you’re not very punctual. We all have our faults. Now hurry up, we have a long way to travel.”
Now I’m off to be productive (in theory). See you Friday! 😀