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February 25, 2013

And boy are my arms tired

Filed under: news of the day,wordsmithery — Tags: — lexifab @ 2:32 pm

Stripping wallpaper. Washing walls. Digging planter trenches for a hedge. Shifting furniture. Vacuuming repeatedly. Washing mould-coated windows. Shifting more furniture. Disassembling blinds. Assembling curtains. Cleaning bathrooms.

Checking proof pages for errors. Reading contracts. Cooking. Critiquing a novel that frequently repeats entire sentences. Writing extensive critiquing notes paying careful attention not to repeat entire sentences. Staying up half the night with sick kids. Trooping around the Canberra Show for three hours. Wife travelling for work.

These are all things that stood in the way of writing my novel this week. I did not let them stop me.

(They did slow me down a bit though.)


  1. you are making me look bad.

    Comment by Jenny — February 25, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

  2. The only thing I can say to all that is to recommend clove oil for the mould.

    Comment by Andrea — February 25, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

  3. Jenny – If it is any consolation, I am feeling completely trashed. Also, I just noticed that I left out my entire day job from the list, which, you know, whatever. Would have been a damned sight easier to get to my word count targets without it, mind you.

    Andrea – Noted. Although if it has the unfortunate side effect of making the bedroom smell like cloves it might not get a trial run because ick.

    Comment by lexifab — February 25, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

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