The good news is I have 14 days of work and six days off before my translation of Radisson needs to be sent to the publisher. The bad news is that I still have a fair bit to do between now and then, but it's all manageable. And now I can feel the adrenaline kicking in. Now I feel like I'm really working. It's like exam term all over again!
Two things have cheered me up this week. The first is a really positive review for the last novel I translated, I Hate Hockey, in Publishers Weekly.
“McCambridge’s excellent translation retains the prolific Québécois author’s tight narrative and biting voice… powerful.”
Words to keep me going over the next few weeks.
And the second thing that is keeping me sane, or to be more accurate, that is keeping me from going blind, is a brilliant little piece of software called Workrave. It pops up on my desk every 45 minutes to remind me to take a screen break or I'll regret it in the morning. It's a real lifesaver right now!