Wednesday, 21 September 2016


... from a trip to the mainland, which I'll tell you all about tomorrow.

We had a really early start and I was very well behaved (I didn't buy anything in Paperchase, didn't buy anything for myself in WH Smith, and only spend £2 on washi tape in The Works; it's Christmas-themed and therefore entirely necessary). We also had a hospital appointment which went way better than I was expecting.

... receiving this at work yesterday:

Yeah, more champagne.

This was to go along with my five-year handshake and (more exciting than the booze, but less easy to photograph) a couple of extra days holiday. I'm already planning on putting one of those to good use for kicking off NaNoWriMo this year.

Which brings me to...

... this year's NaNo effort.

I kind of gave up on my NaNo last year. I reached 50,000 words but it's unfinished and right now I've not got much of a desire to revisit it.

I was starting to panic about not having anything to plan because I'm definitely a planner, not a pantser. And then an almost fully formed story idea just fell into my lap.

It's Speculative Fiction, set in the distant future, involving pig/human hybrids, infertility and media. I'm trying something completely different (which is what I like to do when NaNo rolls around) and I'm beginning to get excited for starting this, especially as we have internet now so I can be a little more involved.

... Krispy Kreme doughnuts since there's a shop opened in Glasgow Central and we just had to treat ourselves. There's something rather decadent about having a cup of tea and one and a half doughnuts.

Tomorrow I've got a bagel and cream cheese for lunch to help balance out some of the guilt.

... another ebook which has been languishing on my Kindle for the last four years. This one is Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling.

For such a short book it's taking me a while to get through. I'm swinging between enjoying it and being bored/confused by it. It's a collection of short stories and poetry and I think I really need to stop putting it down in the middle of a story because when I do, I forget what's going on and can't follow what comes next without reading back a few pages. At the rate I'm going I'll have read it three times by the time I get to the end!

... to bed.

After an early start and a late night before that, I think I need an early night.

What've you been up to this week?


  1. That sounds like an interesting story. NaNo isn't too far away, is it?

    1. Scarily close! There's only thirteen weeks til Christmas now!

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    1. They are amazing. I think that's the third or fourth time I've had them.


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