Thursday, 21 October 2010

I just got yoghurt on the bed

Right now I'm sitting in bed checking blogs and emails and eating yoghurt. In about half an hour I'll have written this, showered, dressed and be preparing to clean the cooker. This is my life right now.

I moved in on Sunday, started cleaning on Monday. Took 5 hours to clean the bathroom, looked at the kitchen, cried, phoned mum. Tuesday saw mum and I spend the whole day cleaning the kitchen minus the cooker and the floor. Yesterday I went back to my parents for a break (and to watch tv). Today I'm cleaning the cooker so I can cook the first proper meal here (Domino's deliver so I've been eating lots of pizza so far) and I need to move all the boxes out the main bedroom so the new bed can be delivered.

If you haven't guessed, no writing has been done. No planning, no imagery work, not even a chance to pull the stuff out the bag and look at it. But once the cooker is done and the floor has been swept and mopped and all the boxes moved and the dinner is on, then I plan to find the bag my writing stuff is in and pelt my way through some more planning. That is, if I finish moving all the stuff I need to move before dinner is ready because after dinner I have to go to a meeting with the entertainment people for the wedding.

And in case, like Melanie, you have no idea what is going on here let me give you a brief bio. I'm 21, a part-time, study-at-home student with Open University who is not currently studying just now (but starts again in Feb), I get married in 9 days so have moved out of my parents house into the flat my husband and I will be living in. I'm planning on taking part in NaNoWriMo this year despite the fact I'm on my honeymoon for the first 2 weeks of it. It'll be a challenge but I like challenges.

And now that I've dropped the spoon and got yoghurt on the bed clothes, I should probably go shower and get on with my day.

Monday, 11 October 2010


I wish I could blame injuries for the lack of posts around here recently, or even spending loads of time working on the planning. Alas, the truth is I've been hunting for a new car, organising a new bank account and doing other boring grown up things.

I'm also currently packing up my room to move on Saturday, which is how I managed to sprain my wrist last night. Stepping over boxes a few hours ago a pulled a muscle in my neck which still hurts as does my food which has just stopped bleeding after I stood on a needle which kindly decided to embed itself in my skin.

Friday I'm at a wedding so don't even think I might post then, I may give you a video on wednesday if I remember not to pack my camera before then. Sorry folks, it's chaos here at the moment

Monday, 4 October 2010

ARGH! The busyness, it eats time.

As an indication of how busy I have been lately I managed to post this video on Friday but am only now managing to do a blog post. Even now I'm jumping back and forth between writing emails and typing this.

It's 26 days tot he wedding and there seems to be an endless to-do list of emails that need sent, gifts that need bought or thanked, arrangements to be made and things to be paid. It is eating my time! Hopefully a lot of the big bits still left will be done by the end of this week. Actually they kind of have to be because next weekend I have a friend's wedding followed by the adventure of moving house and then on to doing all the bits I currently don't have space for.

In book news, I've finished all the main characters, only got 1 more visual for them to do and only got a few bits to add to a couple of the supporting cast sheets and their done. It's not where I hoped to be but we're getting there. This week I'm just working on the events and should have most of that done by Friday.... hopefully.

I know it seems like all I do lately is tell you how little I've done, things will improve, I promise. But my wedding is a bit more important to me than the book or keeping you informed about it. When I'm happily married and have a bit more stress-free time things will pick up.