Sunday, 17 May 2009

I learnt a new word today!

I found the word 'animadversion' in a review of this book in yesterday's Guardian, and frankly I thought it was a typo, but reveals all:

  /ˌænəmædˈvɜrʒən, -ʃən/ [an-uh-mad-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn]


1. an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone's conduct.
2. the act of criticizing.

1590–1600; < L animadversiōn- (s. of animadversiō) a heeding, censure, equiv. to animadvers(us) (ptp. of animadvertere to heed, censure; see animadvert ) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms:
an⋅i⋅mad⋅ver⋅sion⋅al, adjective

1. aspersion, reflection, derogation.

That's got to be useful.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

63663 the current wordcount, meaning 525 words written today. Not too shabby for an hour and a half or so.


I am home from work earlier than planned, I have a soya hot chocolate and a nut-roast sandwich, I have the guilty knowledge that I wrote less than a hundred words over the entire Bank Holiday Weekend: this is my act, and this is me getting it together. I am going to sit here until 7pm or until I've written 1100 words, whichever is sooner (ha). Wordcount to follow!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Damn the rewrites

I've come up with a new concept for the novel which would probably make the structure more sensible and would get my point across better...unfortunately it would involve a substantial rewrite and reorganisation, so that's going to have to wait until I've written EVERY WORD of draft #1, I'm afraid!