1) My beloved laptop Cedric has decided to chuck a few tantrums lately. I switch him on. He works for about 90 seconds and then switches himself off, swallowing any progress that I made. Cedric was therefore NOT invited on Holiday. I am currently working on my Dad's laptop, seeing as he now has an iPad and barely ever uses it. Hooray for family!
2) When you go on Holiday with someone, you are expected to pay attention to them.
3) If you DON'T pay attention to said person, and instead write in the huge king size bed while said person is forced to watch Man vs. Wild repeats on a couch made of stone, you feel a tad guilty.
4) You are a bit busy seeing the country you have paid to go to.
I actually did pack my compendium with THREE legal pads, and my journal. I spent the days leading up to the trip catching up on words I didn't write while studying for my exam. And I made a promise to myself that I would come home with enough new material to take me to 36000 words.
I did not do that. Considering one of my characters hates it when people say they are going to do things and then don't, I'd say she's pretty mad at me. My word count looks a little something like this now:
|Bad, Elimy. BAD.|
To be fair, watching Castle does inspire me to write. Watching other writers, even fictional ones, is always inspiring for me. Another thing that inspires me is to find a book I hate by an author I think is ridiculous and then I get so mad that this person can be published and not me that I write for DAYS. I won't name names.
But seriously, I should have forced myself to write everyday.
That's all from me today; I'm only about a day and a half behind now, so I am off to rectify that.