One of the skills I have managed to hold onto to my credit is my tolerence for monotonous and repetitive work. This week is that in a nutshell at work; today will be all VLE imports, and then the rest of the week all Markbook building. I’m ignoring my phone and only responding to urgent emails. That’s a good step, but it hasn’t blocked out all the noise. After all, everybody’s priorities are the most important things in the world ever to them. To me, 5% might be above ‘this isn’t even me, why are you asking me about it…?’
But hey, nature of the job. I’m doing my blog entry today as a bit of headspace to break it all up. I’m also listening to The Knife of Never Letting Go by Partick Ness to get away from it all. The narrative devices and use of unreliable narration is a real work of art. I still haven’t listened to the 2nd or 3rd book because the first one, well it kinda messed me up when I first listened. But I need to stop letting books do that, and I like the book so I’m giving it another try.
On VOL, I managed to write 2,450 words yesterday. If I do manage a week of so called ‘1K+’ then I’ll finish on time, and I should be able to. All the same I do need to be careful about burnout. I do have a plan to break it up though, and it involves the job. By about 3pm I should have all the VLE imports done, and at that point I’m going to the library and do a bit of typing. I’m hoping it will prove theraputic.
On VOL itself, I’m toying with the idea of breaking the story up into Parts above Chapters. In specific I’ve added them at the end of this post. This could count as a spoiler so don’t scroll down if you don’t want to know.
For now, I’m going to get back to work. Wish me luck.
Proposed story parts for VOL:
- Part 1 – Outer
- Part 2 – Inner
- Part 3 – Meaningful
- Part 4 – Visual
- Part 5 – Physical
- Part 6 – Fundamental
- Part 7 – Heart
- Part 8 – Home