I'm a little worried about how fast this summer's going. It was supposed to be months and months of sporadic working and muchos writing and general lazing about. The work is less sporadic than I had expected, the writing's good flash-wise, less good longer-things-wise, and the lazing? Never enough of it. I went to two jumble sales yesterday and bought a bunch of books, and today I didn't get up til 13:00 (so far so good) but I have to go to work for the next four days which massively cuts into the lazing time, pretty much eradicates the writing and reading time, but will probably result in the acquisition of gossip and rumours of all sorts, so you know, glass half something or other. There's lots of good writing comps coming up, but I don't have many stories to send out, and want to put my head down and get on with a longer project before my timetable fills up again in the autumn. I want some sort of time-stretching device - I'm sure some of you want one too, so we should really put our heads together and brainstorm on this one. I'll have my people call your people. Laters.


Anonymous said...

Have you actually got a long project to dive right into?

If not I say go for the comps, worst case scenerio you end up with a cool story; best you might win a Fondant Creme Egg wrapped gold in the shape of a strawberry, or something better!

Love the energy in your writing btw, judging from your blog!

Valerie O'Riordan said...

aaw, shucks, thanks guiltyvictim!

I've got a project I've been mulling over and sort of 'writing around' I just have to take a deep breath and plunge in...

Though a Fondant Creme Egg is incredibly tempting. It really, really is.

Nik Perring said...

You make me smile, Mzz Valerie, probably cos I can kinda empathise!

All in good time. That's how things work.