Monday, May 04, 2009

Time to get real, I guess...

Well, I've survived the steep learning curve for TiVo and iPhone, so now I really need to use those things for what they were intended (reducing the amount of time I sit motionless in front of a screen)... Well, that's not really true, actually, it's more like mummy-yoyo; bouncing up and down to meet the needs of one or the other of my menfolk - particularly cute little practically bald buddy...

So, as of today I have a new goal.

Wait for it...

1000 words a day!!!

I was thinking about it yesterday and I pretty much write that and more every day, anyway. Only now I'm going to focus on putting it into my thesis. I really have to. In six months time it and the exegesis for it, will be due. That's 45-50 000 words, all refined and polished within an iota!

I CAN do this!

The plan is to spend my day time doing stuff that doesn't require too much focus; basic housework and mothering stuffs, catching up on shows I've TiVo'd and also catching up with friends and running errands - all that stuff...

Then each night I'll sit down and write. The three bigger boys go to bed between 6.30 and 7.30pm. Ari will settle for the evening MOST nights, though sometimes we have streak of restlessness (I've found that is more true on days that we "sleep in", so it's now a priority to get us both out of bed for the day by 8am, no matter how crazy the night may have been)...

This way, I reckon I can get the first rough draft done by the middle of June... Get that into my supervisor before I go to Adelaide and then we can spend the next three months re-working it. Have to also fit in the exegesis, somehow.

It's all got to be done by the beginning of November.

I'm determined to finish this this year!

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