I've been talking about the Delta for so long now, I figured it would be nice to actually get started. That is, until I started. Since Thursday evening I've worked my way through about eight books and three articles, and ended up with information overload – memories of my dissertation came flooding back – but rather than take a break, I stuck with it.
By the end of Friday, I had written the introduction (all 200 or so words of it) and almost finished the Analysis and Issues (another 1,300 words). For some reason I decided to check the Delta Handbook, just to see if there was anything I was missing. Ooops. Turns out there was. I may have completed the Analysis and Issues section, but I'd done so minus any actual analysis. So Saturday was devoted to redrafting the whole damn section – a real FML moment if ever there was one.
Today (now yesterday), I sacked off a meet up with a friend in favour of kicking this thing into shape. But the only thing being kicked was me. First, I lost a key quote. Well, I had the quote, I just couldn't for the life of me remember where I'd read it, and no source means no use. So I wasted a hell of a lot of time skimming seven books in search of it. No luck. Time for a tea-and-toast break.
At this point I need to say that eating toast while sitting on one's bed is a BAD idea. Yep, I dropped the bloody toast on the duvet. JAM SIDE DOWN. And if that weren't bad enough, mere minutes later, I knocked over a carton of orange juice. Have I said FML yet? Live it, learn it. For the rest of the day, I could be found hunched over my desk, which is probably where I should have been in the first place. Jam and juice are a whole lot easier to clean off smooth surfaces.
|My weekend summed up|
So after hours and hours and hours of reading and drafting, re-reading and re-drafting, I've got 1,550 words written – over half the assignment. In between time, I managed to do my laundry, take the rubbish out, mark some homework, and plan five of the week's lessons. Now, if only I could remember where I put my life...