01-06-2012, 07:08 AM
So my 70s Big hoodie came today, which is pretty sweet (I'm wearing it to write this post). Not so sweet is the £13 customs duty I had to pay on it. Motherfuckers.
My book is nearing completion (again) and just has a few chapters left (still). When I say 'nearing completion' of course, I mean the first draft, but that's 120,000 words better than nothing. It's pretty cool. Will hopefully be done by the end of the month, then I've got a few changes I need to hop back and do (continuity corrections, that sort of thing) before it gets locked in a figurative drawer for three months. I need to defamiliarise (word?) myself with it before the second draft gets done. I've got another thing to do some work on while I'm waiting, anyway.
(edit: just finished today's writing at 25 words off 120,000 and quarter of a page off 200 A4 pages. Awesome.)
This is cool for anyone who likes A Song Of Ice And Fire (aka Game of Thrones if you only watch TV and don't read, you pathetic loser):
Last edited by Primal Fist; 01-06-2012 at 08:01 AM.
01-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Squatted 106kg for 3 of five today, felt like I had a truck on my back. I'd forgotten what that 'how will I make the next workout' feeling was like.
It seems I've also briefly forgotten to stop being such a pansy.
01-07-2012, 05:39 PM
Just got back from the Lowry Hotel restaurant in Manchester, paid for by relatives somewhat richer than I - very posh establishment. Fabulous food and expensive wine. Nice to see how the other half lives.... and they live very well indeed.
01-09-2012, 07:50 AM
01-09-2012, 07:59 AM
So regulated blood sugar levels help with resolve? Nice to see a study about how glucose affects us (when I talk about blood sugar, people go "You're not diabetic" and I face-palm).
01-09-2012, 08:07 AM
It's nice to see something like self-control, normally so vague and slippery, get a little grounding in biology.
01-10-2012, 07:48 AM
A bit of food porn.
Last night's dinner: (chicken legs, parsnips, carrots, red cabbage, butter):
My regular lunch (sweet potatoes fried in butter with cinnamon, scrambled eggs and crispy bacon):
01-10-2012, 01:42 PM
Book first draft is done now save for a couple of little epilogues that I've had in mind for a while. I'll get them done tomorrow.
This is pretty cool.
Also, on a random note, I'm doing yoga-type stuff. It's also pretty cool, but in a slightly different way.
Last edited by Primal Fist; 01-10-2012 at 01:44 PM.
01-11-2012, 07:15 AM
An excellent article by Johnny Pain of strengthvillain.com. I don't always agree with the guy, but this is some really good stuff. Original here.
Originally Posted by Johnny Pain
01-11-2012, 09:07 AM
Just finished the first draft of my book about thirty seconds ago. Feels really, really good.