Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Welcome back dear readers,
It may seem like I have muay thai on the brain these days, and I am thinking about it a lot as I prepare for my upcoming test. My workout schedule will get crazier as the test draws near--by the last weeks, I'll be spending every weeknight in a kickboxing class. (I'm grateful the gym isn't open on Sundays.)
However, I am still working a lot on my writing. I'm currently polishing the manuscript of Lost, which has to be on its way to a contest judge by November 30th. It's been at least a year, maybe more, since I last looked at this book, and I'm pleasantly surprised. It's more embellished than the way I currently write, but so far I'm loving it. There's some cleaning up to do, but I haven't suffered from an "oh God, this SUCKS!" moment yet.
To make my deadline, I have to weed through sixteen pages per day. I was able to squeeze in a little extra yesterday, so I'm ahead of schedule, which is a good place to be. Anything can happen between now and the end of November.
Freelancing assignments also continue to roll in, much to the delight of my bank accounts--I have six stories due by the end of the month. Goodbye, spare time! I'm so grateful that my job is typically 9 to 5 and that I rarely have to take home work from the museum.
Please bear with me if the blog entries become briefer or more sporadic this month. I'm determined not to be a fly-by-night blogger, but I have more on my plate than ever before.
What about you, dear readers? What's keeping you busy these days?
Posted by J.H. Moncrieff at 5:00 AM