Hmm. Vac work. I might have to start having a proper crack at that now. Part I English consists of two big pieces of coursework ;a portfolio of 3 essays and a short dissertation (5000 words). Neither is due till the end of Lent, but I was supposed to get the portfolio done and dusted last term, except my Grandad died mid-way through term and I had to leave Cam for a week, which is quite a lot of time really. And then I found it quite hard to focus in the weeks after, so I didn't manage to catch up properly. So now I've got to finish the portfolio, read all my primary texts for next term's Renaissance paper (and there is a ridiculous amount of reading), and finish researching my dissertation. Oh, and I'm also supposed to produce a rough first draft of it before next term. All manageable, I think (!), but considering all I've done so far is read 3 books of Paradise Lost and two chapters of a book for the diss, I may have to speed up a little :P
My plan is to try and get the portfolio and a few Renaissance books out of the way before Christmas, so I can feel like I deserve a few days off. And then I'll will just have to bomb the rest of the work afterwards... Not that any one here need to know any of this, but it makes me feel slightly comforted to see a vague sort of plan typed out.
Last Christmas vacation I did no work at all, and I mean no work; no reading, nothing. Which was lovely at the time, but I really shot myself in the foot when it came to coping in Lent term.
So. Must. Work. From. Tomorrow. Actually, I think I'm going to read some Paradise Lost in bed now, and steel myself for a day in the Long 18th Century with my portfolio, starting in approx. 9 hours...