Great Scott, is it that time already?
I can't believe I haven't written anything for so long.
How awful of me.
So what have I been doing all this time?
Working in the garden, helping my neighbor with his scaled down version of Lake Baikal, working in the steelworks and helping my good mate Dixie with his new house, (although admittedly I've only been there once, I did however do some work there and that's what counts, right kids?)
Writing wise I seem to have all but dried up. I climaxed in Spain and now I'm wallowing in the soft, contented afterglow of the furious pace I set on holiday.
I will get down to it but there simply isn't enough hours in the day at the moment.
I still haven't heard from the agency I sent my MS and stuff to. I think I sent it on or around about the 12th of July, not sure to be honest. However there must be an answer soon, surely. I'm not sure my Spain-rested nerves need to be shaken back to their pre-holiday state so I'm hoping that a reply, (and preferably a positive one) will soon be forthcoming.
So now you know.
Well what can I say. Er.....excuses excuses - OR don't believe you have been working at all hard since your return OR is your nose growing Pinochio? OR any/all of the above.
OR - sounds like you've had a busy time of late. The trouble with holidays matey is it's hard to get back to motivated thoughts. You obviously excelled with Gulag in Spain. I found that you have to step back sometimes and re think notes etc and then things will start to flow again. However don't push it!! It happened to me several times when I wrote my three and I just sat in front of the computer looking at a blank page. So I asked myself where the characters would go in the real world and what do they want to achieve. I made some more notes and hey presto the thoughts began to return and I was away again.
I found this with FD... I sat there one day after a brilliant epistle from you and was just starved of thought. So I walked away and thought about all the above and again thoughts began to flow.
So don't beat yourself up over it (To which you're saying "I'm NOT")
sit back and relax and the words will just start to flow over you like warm liquid.
Trust me i'm a psychic... honest guv.
I've just had the shift from hades. Was considering doing my blog but I'm word dead.Maybe that is what I should be writing about. The trouble is time just runs away and then another month is gone.
Our weather is very depressing as we have only had two full weeks of sunshine this year approx and odd days here and there. It's getting dark at 8pm now and I hate it.
Ho hum note to self.......must buy villa somewhere hot when I sell my books :-)LARFS.
I had endless rejections with my books. You do get used to it after a while. so......Feint heart never one fair maiden honey bun.
Well not really gits - well yeah -but no - but maybe, well her other half is .....patio leading to grass no flower beds low maintenance sort of guy.
I actually got motivated to do some gardening and it looks great. A bit like cleaning white paintwork though you can't just do half of it. So must finish it today I guess while weather is "good".
Looking back I used to live on the edge of reason and I haven't changed much, but I certainly slowed down. As you said life takes on other prorities I guess.
I had a text inviting me to a fancy dress party (end of summer bash) What summer?? All my colleagues will be there of course. Then I had a text "You ARE coming to party aren't you! It won't be the same without you".
The ages range from 19 to 40... and me? I'm at the feet up hot chocolate/wine time of life. AND i'm enjoying it.
I can still see me being dragged out though on a regular basis. If I don't get involved for a while they send texts to me "Just doing a 'welfare check'are you ok?" So obviously they won't let me hang my guns up just yet.
Isn't it lovely to be so wanted.