pitches/proposals :: 7
positive responses :: 0 (Early days, early days.)
jobs completed :: 4 copywriting jobs
English lessons taught :: 1 (Started first block of ten hours on iTalki.)
hours of Dutch learning :: less than an hour I think. It’s not been a great week in terms of effort. I apologise.
books being read :: 2 (Same two as three weeks ago.)
physical exercise :: outside of walking half an hour out of Nottingham yesterday with a very heavy pack on my back, nothing. Ghastly flabby weasel.
metaphysical exercise :: nope
routine adhesion :: 30%
days left to Amsterdam :: 32
week 16/52 overall rating :: 7/10. I was a bit lazy this week. If it weren’t for the renewed hope of an old project being revitalised, I might have gone for a 6.
I did a few jobs and made a little money but I must confess, it hasn’t been the most inspiring week of the year so far. I’m afraid I wasted a little too much time. I enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong, but, you know, I’ve got stuff to do and I should be working harder.
I had my first proper iTalki lesson this morning and it’s the first of ten lessons with a guy in Dubai who speaks excellent English and basically wants help with the copy for a website he’s about to launch. It’s pretty much the ideal lesson from my point of view. And he’s fun. So I’m pleased.
Hopefully within a couple of months, I should have more than enough work to pay rent somewhere and have enough time to get on and write all the stuff I need to write to cure the human race of all its ills and ultimately save the planet from certain destruction.
The other great thing that happened this week is that I found someone who is interested in collaborating on an old project – the oldest project I have actually – The Ballad of Trout McFee. And I know it might not work out, and I know I shouldn’t get too excited, but wouldn’t it be amazing if it did?
Wouldn’t it though?
I’m also getting very excited about Amsterdam. In five weeks’ time, I’ll be there.
For the rest of today, I hope to finish writing up the interview I did with this guy…
Then I’m going to see my mum.
What are you up to this weekend? Anything extraordinary? You don’t have to tell me. But I’m not going to pretend I don’t care.