I managed to get to bed before 11:00pm last night, and that seems to have done me a world of good. I am still feeling very fatigued, but less so today than yesterday. Any improvement is very welcome.
I am also in a fantastic mood as the cats were being so lovely this morning. Well, Persephone was being lovely. Galahad was being an utter shit. That is a story for a different day. I woke up before my alarm this morning feeling exceptionally warm. The reason was that Persephone had decided that she wanted to sleep on my pillow. And so she did, with her little paws around the crown of my head and her head resting on top.
It was so. cute.
My heart may have melted a little bit. It's hard to avoid that when a little paw is sitting against your forehead and something warm, soft and purring is resting her head on yours. Sigh. It was a wonderful way to wake up.
Though, I should have warned the Amazing Flatmate that she is in a particularly cuddly mood today...
Galahad ruined everything by scratching at my bed.
Yesterday I worked a little on Human. When I say, 'a little' I mean a very little. The most I managed was dividing the text into decent chapters. I tend to write everything as one massive block of story, and then I have to go back and figure out where to place the chapters It is a highly inefficient way to do things, but I'm afraid I cannot plot the way some writers can and do. I mean, they have it right down to each chapter before they start writing.
And here's the kicker, they actually follow through on the plan.
I tried that once. It was an unmitigated disaster. I really wish I could write like that. It was save me so much editing time. Alas, I cannot, and so must contend with way more editing a planner would have to deal with. Oh well!
Still, despite the little amount of work I did yesterday, it was still a pretty good day. I completed lesson eleven of the Say Something in Welsh podcast, and didn't fair too badly. Still making lots of silly errors, though. Then I went on to Human and lastly, I managed a couple of hours reading of A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony. It was so, so, SO nice to just settle in with a book. It's funny, I don't realise how much I miss reading until I sit down with a book.
Today follows much the same pattern. I will do my Welsh lessons, then move on to Human. As I have to finish A Spell for Chameleon by tomorrow, I'll only be editing the prologue and first chapter today. Then it's back to the book.
I'm looking forward to the bus ride to training tonight. I will be able to read the whole way. Right, I'm off to get another cup of coffee and then start my Welsh.