Archive | August 22, 2012

Midweek Catch Up

I’m pleased to say this week is going well, just like last week did. Granted I haven’t written today, so I am only counting Monday and Tuesday, but I plan to write today, so that counts. In fact I’m not moving off this sofa until I’ve written 200 words. 150 is my goal, so 200 would be good. This week has gone so far:

Monday – 402

Tuesday – 236

Now considering – a) my goal is 150 per day, and b) I went out for dinner both nights and drank half a bottle of wine each night, that’s pretty good. I’m very happy with it. Tonight, I’ve been at home for dinner, and not drank anything, but still haven’t managed any words yet, go figure!

Although writing is my only goal, I’m doing well on the other things that should be goals. I’m checking in pretty regularly – definitely Sunday and today, and I think last Wednesday too. I’m also catching up on some well overdue book reviews for all my reading challenges this year (Mystery & Suspense, TBR Pile and Chick Lit). And I’m exercising.

The exercising I’m doing is only walking, but I’m doing quite a bit of it. Yesterday I took the long way to the tube home from dinner and on Monday I walked to the restaurant from my office which was quite a way. I’ve got out of the habit of walking from the tube to work in the morning, because I’ve been too late this week and have needed to get the bus, but I’d like to get back into that habit. There’s nothing like burning 100 calories on the way to work to set you up for a new day.

In completely off topic news, I had an interview today. Really long story, but half my job is going to disappear in the next few months, and my department don’t have any work to fill in that time – 1.5 days a week. Our sister department have a full-time job which I interviewed today. The interview went well, but the guy who would be my boss if I got it said he’d be worried that I’d be bored for the first few months if I got/took it. Work will pick up, but not for a while.

When I first heard this, my heart sank a bit. My boyfriend and a really good mate of mine have just started jobs where they’re quite bored, and it’s killing both of them, and zapping their energy and confidence and everything. I originally thought I didn’t want that. Then I thought back to my year and half working for a reception company, which had the potential to be really boring.

How did I stop that? Writing and blogging. Hmmmm. So, I could write and blog during the down time in the job. Could. It’s something I need to think about – it wouldn’t help my career, but it would help writing, and it would only be for a few months. But, I’m not sure what I could say to the potential boss. My second interview for the job will be with my previous role’s boss’ boss, who interviewed me for that role, and knows all about my writing. So… Maybe I could tell him… Hmmm. Like I said, I need to think about it.

I’ll do that later. Right now I need to go write.

Hope everyone’s week is going well, and all you UK-ers are getting ready for the long weekend – woop! (no idea if other countries have a bank holiday this weekend??)

Oh, one final note. Last week I invented One Thousand Thursday, where I have to write 1,000 words. Last week a couple of people joined in, which was great. I’m going to do it again tomorrow… so if you’re up for it, leave me a comment below and I’ll visit you via twitter or your blog to encourge you along. Oh, and let me know on here when you get to 1,000 words. Good luck!