Well, I am sitting here drinking hot chocolate and not novelling. I have written some of my novel today, but I fear I am falling behind my targets. I'm not doing too badly wordcount wise, only about a thousand less than I had hoped by this point, but I'm really not happy with the story, which makes it harder to think of things to write. I have a feeling that maybe I just don't have that much material for it, I'm currently padding. Maybe it would be better as a short story. I'm not sure having signed up for it that I like the whole quantity not quality thing. But I guess it does make me get something down, otherwise I never get further than a couple of pages as I keep re-writing it, once I've finished this I can always edit it, I don't care if that goes against the spirit of it.
Proof, if proof were needed, that I have obsessive tendencies:
I walked to and from the supermarket this afternoon, having walked around at work and at home sorting out Hullabaloo stuff. When I got home from Morrison's I looked at my pedometer and found that the battery had died. My immediate reaction? "I could have driven to the supermarket instead." Proving that I really don't care about walking for the sake of my personal fitness, but was doing it to try to get high numbers on the pedometer. I did do well over 10000 yesterday, I did 14136! not bad I think. The annoying thing is that I'm inherantly lazy and am unlikely to go and buy a new battery, it's annoying that it died, it was new and had even had one of those plastic tags to pull out. I had wondered why the display was so hard to read, a poor battery might explain it. I know I need to get more exercise, but in general I just don't want to, I need something like the pedometer to encourage me to do more. I used to go swimming, but it's so expensive, I just can't afford to keep going, I have no money.
Random observation of the day
I am having a lot of difficulty trying to burn Helen and Rob's wedding DVD :-( it takes much longer than it should and so far I have 3 duff copies (well, the first one is fine technically, but it was the demo and I made changes in the files since then, trying to make a DVD of the finished version is proving to be problematic).