Oh, boy. I had a sprawling, ambitious to-do list for the week, and I’ve utterly failed at almost everything on it. Between grading, going to class, running errands, and furiously packing my bags, I haven’t had much time to squeeze in writing. It’s late and I have to be up in a few hours to head to the airport, so this is just a short little update on progress (or lack thereof):
Thesis: I stuck to my 500 word goal on Sunday, but ended up transitioning into edits and rewrites yesterday. As we all know, word counts can decrease after an intense round of editing (which is, many times, a very good thing), but I’m not keeping a strict count right now. I had wanted to have a complete chapter ready for my advisor by this evening, but that definitely didn’t happen. Crossing my fingers that I can clean up the rest and make it somewhat presentable by the end of the week.
Fiction: Not much to report here, since the thesis has stolen the spotlight. I did a little research during office hours today (looking up the development of electric lighting in theaters, since the main character of my steampunk tale is a saloon singer), and halfheartedly scribbled a 68-word opening for tell me no lies. I added another 100 words to the first chapter of Strange Bedfellows in-between rounds of packing (and unpacking, and repacking…), but again, nothing earth-shattering.
Anyway, I’m out for the next week or so. I may attempt to update via mobile, but as my thumbs are not incredibly dexterous, this could prove to be a challenge. Hopefully everyone else has managed to stay on track this week!