Tuesday, July 19, 2011

And We're Off

My, well, it has been a while, hasn't it? So many things.

Firstly, the 37,000 word story is now the 43,000 word story. And story number two is 11,000 and climbing. I hate to admit it, but I'm probably using them as a crutch for not doing research instead. Hope to finish by the end of this month and then I will have no excuses in August. [Except that 1000 page novel I'm buying today.]

Things have been coming together, slowly. I now have a student loan, a small scholarship and a visa. Now I get the lucky goal of trying to find flights/trains. The part I really hate about traveling is the planning to travel part. I'd love to just get on the same flight to Heathrow I usually take, but it doesn't make much sense, and I do have to worry about price/baggage/train prices/etc. which I didn't really care about the last few times I did it.

I have an invitation to Germany this year. How lovely! Maybe I'll spend Christmas with family, after all. I'm doing a short holiday in Canada for Easter and then Paris for my birthday next spring. I just need those little trips to look forward to. I don't want too many, though, as that would detract from actually doing work.

July is almost over, and I can't quite believe it. I have so many things to do in August it will just fly by! And I'm probably off to California the week before I leave for England (because I'm just that stupid). Will be a GREAT trip if I do get to go.

Speaking of things to do. The house is quiet. I should take that opportunity to write a few more thousand words!