I finished my story on the 3rd January. It was supposed to be 24000 words but I ended up with 26000. I will go over and edit it, but I’m not going to go out of my way to get it down to the right number of words. There will be ways around it. Nothing’s confirmed yet, but I will be able to tell you what’s happening on Tuesday. How much I will reveal? That I can’t say.
I finished The Lifted Veil by George Eliot yesterday. I enjoyed the story. It’s creepy, dim, depressing, sinister but most of all just interesting. While not that much actually happens in terms of plot, I still wanted to know what happens to the characters. I’ve never read anything by George Eliot before, and while I struggled with the writing style at points I do want to read more.
I have a presentation on Monday, which is simply reading out something I’ve written, but with a small introduction. Eye contact is where I’m going to fail on this. I don’t know the piece from heart and I don’t think I ever will. Even if I did, it’s going to be hard not to hide behind the piece of paper in front of me.
Thanks for reading,