Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Classes are looking a bit slack at the moment, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my school will find something useful for me to do. We've got a meeting on Friday with the company running the "virtual study group". Apparently, we have to work on our collective teaching strategy!
I'm stuck in a Chinese restaurant off Tlalpan in the novel at the moment, so I'm hoping I get some free time soon to finish writing that chapter. I imagine the waiters must be getting pretty impatient too.
Friday, May 25, 2007
The novel's coming along, slowly. I'm somewhere in the middle of Chapter Five, which means I've written about 85 pages by hand. I have my doubts as to the plot, but I decided from the beginning that I wasn't going to look back, so anything broken has to be fixed as I go along. When I get around to editing it, I'll have plenty of chances to rearrange stuff.
Now, time for a very, very late lunch!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The instructions on how to do it are a bit complicated, but worth wading through. You end up with a beautifully-organised list which shows you precisely what subjects/obsessions a blogger has to share with the world.
Or it could just be an enormous waste of time.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Here's a photo of the Zócalo in the city centre, which I snapped on my mobile the other day. No reason, just felt like taking a picture of something so magnificent as I passed on my way back home.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
How about a bit more information? Something along the lines of:
- An apology
- A reason for the delay
- An indication of how much longer we're all going to have to wait for them to resolve Point 2?
Still, it gave me an excellent example in class for how to put "he explained why they were late" into direct speech.