Bangun siang. Ke pusat sprei di Jl. Samiaji beli matress protector (I didn't plan to sleep in the headquarter today, but I just can't stand looking at a naked matress--yes, by now you probably have guessed correctly that I have an OCD tendency, masih stadium awal, dan mudah2an nggak terus berkembang). Makan siang kupat tahu di depan toko sprei. Ke Carrefour - PVJ beli kursi kerja. Incidentally bumped into my relatives, tertahan untuk nangkring dan makan sore sampai sejam. Ke markas, beres-beres bentar.
I only got... 3 hours left before my next appointment.
I got... 4 rewritten version chapters that I left a year ago. I read them all. Not as bad as the 11-years ago version, I must say. For these first four chapters, I didn't need to rewrite from zero, but they still needed a lot of work. Dan mulailah saya membedah, paragraf demi paragraf... until...
The sky was dark. My stomach was making noises. I looked at my watch. In an hour, my guests from Jakarta would arrive at my place, and there I was, masih dalam keadaan belum mandi sore, pikiran tenggelam dalam alam Kugy & Keenan alias nggak nge-tune dengan realitas, dan perut perlu diisi terlebih dahulu biar otak nggak hang.
So I got up, went back home, hit the shower, had dinner. My guests arrived and stayed till ten thirty. I opened my laptop. The urge to continue my work was so darn strong, but my body just couldn't take it. Thanks to the reunion feast I had yesterday, I feel I still need an extra good rest tonight.
The only energy I got left was to write this journal.
But, hey... membedah empat bab pada hari pertama, menurut target 40 bab dalam 55 hari, boleh dibilang cukup layak. Bahkan surplus. Tomorrow, I don't think I'll have the time to work, but I'll do my best to progress.
Jadi, empat bab hari ini sesungguhnya adalah tabungan, atau kartu truf, yang bisa dipakai jika kondisi kepepet hingga tidak bisa menulis.
Mudah2an kartu truf itu tidak keluar terlalu dini.