My new years vow is to start blogging again, for no other reason than it makes it easier for me to get to grips with writing and I really need a kick-start since I have a deadline on Friday for a spin off article from the Bernadotte research project.
I have also promised to read and comment a draft version of a dissertation until Friday morning, 109 pages to be precise, which is going to be a challenge. I sort of hoped to read at bit yesterday, but the dog I am dogsitting when I work from home was feeling very Bi-ish and whined whenever I didn't walk it, pet it or play with it. This was very distracting and it was easier to do other chores like email than attentive, critical reading, with such a background noise. I also ended up at Spessito - a local restaurant that serves good food at an affordable rate, perfect for those evenings when you don't wish to do your own cooking.
Another obstacle that makes me postpone my writing session from day to day is the neat number of 555 unread emails from Christmas and onwards. I really need to go through them to reassure myself that nothing important is lost below the bottom of the monitor.
BTW, I have found the perfect tool to help non-native English speakers with grammar checks: Grammarly! Try it and you will love it. You will still need a professional to help you with language revision and copy-editing in the end, but it becomes less expensive if you have used grammarly while writing to get your English as correct as you possibly can.