Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Blaming it on the weather
Muddling along with a set of short stories for the upcoming Black Lace anthologies. I managed to finish the first one last night, and now it's onto the Affair. I'm not sure what's coming out is really very appropriate. It seems very melancholy and literary at the moment, and I suspect they're after something more uplifting and lightweight. I can' t bring myself to cast the idea aside though, because deep down I love it so much, even though it's causing me no end of writing pain.
Speaking of pain, typing is knackering my shoulder. It keeps making alarming crunching noises! I thought I'd been sleeping funny on it, or managed to knock it over Xmas, but no, I've since realised that typing is the culprit. Suppose it's due to sitting in a bloody freezing cold house all day typing on my laptop. Thing is, even though it's cold at the moment, I'm loving this weather. The snow outside is all powdery and clean and makes everything look so bright and pretty. I don't even mind walking in it. It's certainly a big improvement on the torrential rain that we normally get.
Wish me luck with the rest of my torrid affair. I want to get it over with so I can get back to the dreaded contemporary, which is no longer quite so dreaded and is shaping up to be a claustrophobic shagfest, or something like that :)
NB: Today's pretties, I blame MB and BevQB for flaunting him. How's a writer supposed to resist?
Recently watched: Absolutely bugger all
Currently listening to: the washing machine competing with the dishwasher
Currently reading: Lots of Love by Fiona Walker