I found the word 'animadversion' in a review of this book in yesterday's Guardian, and frankly I thought it was a typo, but dictionary.com 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
1. aspersion, reflection, derogation.
That's got to be useful.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
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
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!