Oy

Nov. 28th, 2010 05:14 am
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So, I have so much shit to do, and I can't tear myself away from the damn computer games to do it!

I have to revise two reviews for HBC that are do basically yesterday. Those *have* to get done tomorrow (which is today for you, since it's very late). Have have have have have to!

Then I have to revise my Chaucer essay, which isn't just a revision but also a cutting, since I need to figure out how to fit it into the page guidelines given by the various grad schools. (This means I need a 10-page version and a 20-page version. The paper itself, unrevised, is 25.)

Then I have to revise my personal statement. For one application, I have to chop it into two statements: a biographical statement and a statement of intent. Then for another application, I have to make sure it addresses certain issues; most of them are already covered in the essay I've written, but I need to tweak.

The application stuff needs done within a week. It has to be done before the 7th of December, because one application is due on the 10th (the essays need snail-mailed) and because Cataclysm, the WoW expansion, releases on the 7th and I know for a fact nothing will happen for at least a week or two after that, no matter how badly I need them to happen.

I haven't written anything for Eternity in months, and I wanted to have the entire novel finished by the end of the year. My NaNo novel is so far behind now that winning is literally hopeless. Add to that another book I need to read and review for HBC and two books for LibraryThing, too! Oy vey!

The problem, of course, is I can't tear myself away from WoW and Starcraft. I've also been dreadfully ill the past week, and now that it's the holiday season, I'm getting over thirty hours a week at the store, which is twice what I'm used to.

I'm off tomorrow (today for you people!) so I'm going to try to get as much done as I can. The HBC reviews revised for sure, and hopefully a good chunk of the writing sample revision. I'd also like to do some of Eternity. But I also know I'm going to want to play WoW at some point, so I have to factor that in, too. No sense in being ludicrous or naive, right? Right!

Wish me luck!
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