I’m on my fourth job in two weeks, and this one’s a biggie — not too far off 100K on the word count. Hard going, perhaps, but it’s worth it, and not (just) for the money — I’ve been learning a lot recently about my own editing technique and work speed. Before now, I wouldn’t have thought that it would take less than a week to proofread something this size. Ah well, we live and learn!
I’ve also been reading on my own time — Sir Pterry’s swansong, The Shepherd’s Crown, had me sniffling into a pile of tissues for so many reasons, not least because of four little words on the back cover: The final Discworld novel. Such a good book, but there will never be another… 😥
The Hairy Bikers’ Northern Exposure, their exploration of the cuisine of the area around the Baltic, started last Tuesday with a trip to Poland. It covered pierogi, a gingerbread orrery (I kid you not — it was in tribute to Copernicus), the finest Polish sausage (which, in combination with the project I was working on that day, gave me some very odd dreams), a solemn side trip to the site of the Treblinka extermination camp, and a type of stew called ‘bigos’ (pronounced ‘big-osh’) that looked like it could be easily adapted for making in a slow cooker during the chilly winter months. All good stuff! I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s episode, which explores Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Should be interesting. 🙂