Sunday, 28 November 2010

Slacker

So if we consider the figures, I appear to be a slacker this weekend. No work on the NaNoWriMo novel. Early last week, I considered trying to hit 60,000 words by the 30th, but my conscience urged me to take the weekend off and finish up and edit a short story with a December 1st deadline. And I just did. I can't add any words to my official word count as I spent today in third draft territory and then line editing, but Dehydrated Human Heart is on its way to...Rejectionville. Hey, best to be prepared.

In other news, froze my butt off at a railway station this morning. After overnight babysitting duty for my niece and nephew and waking up to minus 4 degrees (brr! Still chipping the ice off my eyeballs), the train to Liverpool was cancelled and then the next was cancelled, and they only run every half hour. So, it was a trip across the road to the taxi station and an expensive journey home. I do love British transport.

In worse news, I fell asleep during the last fifteen minutes of Sweeny Todd. I hang my Tim Burton loving head in shame.

9 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Slacker nothing. You won, Cate. Whoot!

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats Winner!!!

I fell asleep during Hellraiser last night, so will hang my head in shame alongside you. I have seen it many times before though, so I don't know if that counts for anything :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Slacker? You mean crossing the finish line isn't ENOUGH? I'm dooooomed!

Congrats on finishing the short story too!

Natalie L. Sin said...

One word: Japan. The trains arrive on time, and there's plenty of eye candy while you wait!

Barry Napier said...

meh, i didn't get into Sweeny Todd.

And that is not slacking..my weekend was slacking...i believe i now have pie and stuffing in my veins...

Cate Gardner said...

I did, I did, Aaron

Danielle, you're NaNo score is unbelievable. You seriously rock.

I can feel myself slipping back into my slacker ways, Kate. Gulp!

I wish, Natalie.

You're lucky I've left my knife and fork downstairs (and that you're on the otherside of the world, Barry). I am hungry. :D

Katey said...

Sweeney Todd makes me happy--but I have Stephen Sondheim love like crazy, PLUS Tim Burton love. It's painful.

You are not a slacker. My entire country was full of slackers this weekend. YOU, on the other hand, won Nano!

Cate Gardner said...

I was so jealous of your Thanksgiving holiday. We Brits copy everything else America does, I don't see why we can't steal your holiday too.

abrokenlaptop.com said...

I love Tim Burton and I've loved Sweeney Todd for years, but I didn't like Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. I know. It confuses me, as well.

-Mercedes