Well, this is bollocks. Just as I gear up for working on my assignments and finishing the last 4 taught weeks of the MA, I do something terrible to what's left of my lumbar spine. It seems to be triggered by sitting in the car for 5 hours on the way back from Devon and it makes it very difficult to sit at the computer. I've managed to pull a recliner over to the desk and type with the keyboard on my lap, but I can't imagine how useful that will be when I have 2000 clever words to write by next Tuesday, not to mention the EMA to put in the past. Thank goodness for e submissions, recently extended by the Open University to my course's EMA. And thank you to my beta readers, Jenny and Rachel, who have made me tighten up the links between scenes in my creative piece. Not to mention inspiring me with their own fiction. The OU has given me access to some amazing writers, who are happy to share their creative process.
So, sitting here in a reclining position, with a heat pad wedged in the back of my trousers and my tea slightly out of reach, I'm going to try and write my commentary for the EMA while sketching the rationales for the publishing project and fantastic fiction. Oh, joy. And I could be walking hand in hand along a beach with my husband, who's down in Winchester for a few days, before stopping somewhere romantic for lunch. Pah.