...until I'm off to Amsterdam for my thirtieth-birthday long weekend! Huzzah! In the meantime, I have to write like a bastard so that I can take yet another weekend off in good conscience.
Quick dissertation/novel update: much reworking is needed on the first section (which is the section I've more or less written), but I've outlined what's needed and it seems to make sense. In the meantime, I'm going to plough on, revise the first chapter of the next section, and draft out the next couple of bits. Easier said than done, but I think the key is not to look it directly in the face, and just go one scene at a time.
Have you been following Benjamin Judge's literary World Cup? You totally should. The penalty knock-outs are awesome. And the refereeing very professional.
And back to the tennis. I mean the Federer. I mean the novel. Go away.