gillpolack (gillpolack) wrote,

This morning I achieved Great Things. I've written the opening to chapter six and work out how to fit the 4,000 words I'd already written with the ten stacks of notes remaining. All that remains is for me to finish the writing, so that the entire chapter is 3,000 words. I can go to 4,000 if I must, but 3,000 words would be ideal.

Donna and I went shopping for clothes for the Aurealis Awards. She has a lovely outfit. I am tossing up going naked; in t-shirt and leggings; or maybe finding something old that works. I put on lost weight with all the crises and new clothes are not a wise option. They would be a wiser option if I were a size 14, but, as I explained to Donna, I haven't been a size 14 since I was twelve. I'm overweight and I have big bones (both - I know - it's pure greed to want big bones and fat together) and I just don't have the money to buy something new and glitzy, especially as the minute I lose the recent weight again (which I must, for health reasons) it will be consigned to the dungeons of unwearability. The clothes I was saving for just such a problem-time were, in fact in the bags of stolen clothes. This doesn't mean I have no options. It just means that the options will come from the depths of my clothes cupboard and I won't be as dressy as others. Since I very seldom *am* as dressy as others* this is not unexpected. And spending time with friends is never time wasted.

The real news, of course, is that the DVD I shall use as background to my writing today is The Bob and Son of Blob. If blobs don't go the distance, I have Invaders from Mars.

*price of shape and health issues - eczema leaves scars, it seems, even when it's been mostly clear for years.

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