Tuesday, 17 October 2006

progress... slightly



eek, I'm mental hermaphrodite!

Your Brain is 47% Female, 53% Male

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
You are both sensitive and savvy
Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve
What Gender Is Your Brain?

I'm not sure this is an entirely true result though... bits of it are spot on, but the words 'rational' and 'reasonable' are not ones that have ever been associated with yours truly! :)

wot a relief!

Got up this morning and sighed with relief as all the correct lights were glowing on my broadband Livebox! Thank heavens for that!

Having to connect via a dialup connection for a bit made me realise just how quickly I've come to take the speed of broadband for granted. I held out against going bb for ages, because my old Win98 desktop just wasn't up to the job, and I thought I was okay, what did I need bb for... but now I realise just what I was missing. A lot of the sites I visit nowadays are just impossible without the higher speed. Anything with movies or music, and even a lot of normal sites that are graphics intensive are just unusable on dialup. So hurray for broadband, even if it's crap broadband like Orange...

Still feeling a happy glow about my CP's response to Suite Seventeen. :) I've done the little bits of tweakage and I think now's the time to print the sucker off and send it to my agent to see what she thinks... It will be weird to have this one off the table because it's been in my life for a long, long time, as there was a long lead time with it... I must have been writing the thing on and off for almost a year now. I've done other things in between, of course. I've written a clutch of short stories, a novella, two partials and a few other bits and bobs... but now it's time to move on and get stuck into other stuff. Am working on another novella at the mo - the one that's mutating from first person to third - as well as reformatting a v. old novel that I'd love to find a brand new home for. I'd also like to get stuck into a proposal for a full novel, but I'm not quite sure what sort of thing to go with until I hear from agent/editor... It's such a relief to know that I've finally finished Suite Seventeen though...