So much for posting every day, as I intended to thirteen days ago.
In my defence, I went from my job-seeker course straight to a placement for work experience and the alphabet has been rearranged. Did you guys know that? I didn’t. I’ve spent over forty hours in a library this week, which is a bibliophile’s dream come true but when you’re knee-deep in shelving you begin finding the alphabet is wonky. Does J precede F? Is H really before K? That sort of thing. If I had a dollar for each time I’ve silently sung the alphabet to myself this week…
Anyway, I’ve learnt a lot. I can deal with fines and issue books and return them. They set me loose on the desk the other day. It’s pretty fun, you get to chat to people and eye up the books they’re getting. I’ve been so focused on the tasks that I haven’t even eyed up the books. So many books. Also, there’s another librarian who speaks German a bit, so we bonded over that in our haven’t-studied-German-in-how-long Denglish. That was cool.
I also haven’t written anything more for either novel, and I realized last night I forgot the Collaborative Novel update. My own novel has
screeched to a halt whimpered to a stop at 2355 words. I’ve sworn to myself I’m going to finish, I really have. I really am going to finish. I think I had maybe one really good day, and now it’s just… blah.
Alrighty, here is my solemn vow to write more. More of everything, and – darn, I wanted my novel finished by now – more internet presence. I’ve been back on Twitter a little bit, just now, and I plan to get back to it. I’ve got a bit better accustomed to a 40 hour workweek, so now I think I can manage more.