Sunday, 5 July 2009

Seven hours

Today I have sat here for seven whole hours and how many words did I redraft? Exactly 979. Speedy Gonzales is my new nickname. But the good thing is that I tightened the last page of chapter five, did a read-through of the whole thing, still liked it, and have proceeded onwards. I can now officially say I am redrafting chapter six. Maybe one day I will end up with a story that I am happy to let people read!

I really wish I could invest more of myself in this blog. Sometimes I feel I have nothing new to say – work is work, life is life, things are still in the doldrums of recession. Every so often I get a burst of creativity with no time to play – ideas that I think are terrific but I have no money to back them, no time to let them grow, and so they flare and then flicker out. I think I should resort buying lottery scratch-cards – maybe it will happen, right? Or maybe it is just a poor woman’s tax after all. I hate feeling despondent. This is my golden age, my time of infinite possibilities – and all that happens is I grow older one day at a time. I want to be able to throw back the windows and be happy in my skin.

6 comments:

Rose said...

oh sometimes I feel like I have so much to say and not the time to get it out. Then when I have the time I don't have the words.

Still at least you are getting there with the editing, even if it's slowly. I haven't written anything for weeks- on the blog or off. There's nothing wrong, it just doesn't seem to be happening. I think I must be storing up a huge outpouring!!

Aspiring Writer said...

Great guns, Speedy Gonzales. Keep firing...

a cat of impossible colour said...

Hi Jayne! I'd love to meet up (and I'm shy too). I'll let you know when I have some clear dates for London. :)

A xx

Jayne said...

Hi Rose! I was wondering where you were and if you were ok as I noticed you hadn't updated in a while. Glad to know all is well - am looking forward to the huge outpouring!

Jayne said...

Doing my best Joanne! Chapter six actually seems to be on the move, so I am hopeful I will get to chapter seven by this weekend!

Jayne said...

Hi Andrea! Fab - hopefully we can get something sorted! Not sure if you have been here before, but I know some lovely vintage places I can point you towards as well. :)