And a ton of events in the next two weeks.
And I'm teaching a class.
So yesterday, I:
- Wrote 2 chapters
- Started transferring the book from Scrivener to Word
- Edited three chapters
- Took car in for oil change. Heard something about torn CV boot that ended up equaling "come back later with $375"
- Learned that two Powerpoints were due in five days.
- Tried to learn Keynote (I know Powerpoint pretty well), which is what I have now, is the Mac version of PPT and which can export documents as PPT
- Got frantic email from Wordstock conference coordinator asking me why I hadn't filled out questionnaire from Willamette Week. Email did not include questionnaire in question.
- Tried to find someone who did have questionnaire so I could actually complete the damn thing.
- Created two Keynote presentations.
- Had someone describe to me exactly what someone's head would like if it were shot with a rifle from 10 feet away. Description involved smashing a grape with a hammer.
- Picked up husband and bike because it was getting dark and he did not have light.
- Completed questionnaire. It was clear answers were meant to be provocative and funny ("What book is overrated? Be honest." "Fight Club time: If you could fight one author (or critic), who would it be and why?"). Tried not to be so provocative that I will end up fighting with an author virtually or at Wordstock.
- Figured out what I would talk about at next class based on two samples turned in by my class (dialog and back story).
- Researched treatment options for a character's breast cancer. Figure that I will never get breast cancer because it would now be ironic.
- Was just about ready to eat dinner when Teen called - she and her friends were stranded at mall. Could I pick them up?
- Eavesdropped on Teen and friends while they talked about teachers and classes. It's all material, baby!
- Ate cold dinner at 9:30.