Capturing the essence of a 90,000 words (±) novel is a bloody nightmare. We spend weeks, months and years, scripting stories, creating characters, in 500; is a bloody nightmare. Or is it because and I'm trying too hard too hard in my attempts to wow a potential agent?
So reliant I have become on Word to record my every word, I have now programmed myself to restart and try to recapture that inspiration.
So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends - but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more-positive partnership Julio Alexi Genao I have done something fairly major to my knee, so walking is a painful process. I am 'in training' for the Lake District at the beginning of June,... Continue Reading →
Never mess with a depressed GOW who is leaving glorious sun-soaked weather for the rain-soaked UK. The three of us were going through security at Faro Airport this morning and it was not exceptionally busy by their standards, so it was a surprise when a young jobs-worth security guy tells me that I can't follow... Continue Reading →
Us women still put up with boring sexist crap in the work place, the banter and the inappropriate touching but, when it is headline news and being doled out by the head honchos, it is really is very worrying.
But ... yahoo.com reporting that girls as young as 9 are asking the NHS to perform labiaplasty surgery has ... just about ... left me speechless. Bought up on a farm in rural Gloucestershire, I had no idea what a vagina was at 9. I think my mother probably referred to it as something else :), but there were far more interesting things for me to be doing at 9 than peering at my vagina. I wasn't a contortionist anyway and I haven't a hope in hell of getting down there now, but having my labia tweaked has never entered my mind at any stage of my life.
So ... I lit a fire and immersed myself in The Times General Knowledge Crossword and because it is a Monday, it's really easy. I know all the answers. I just can't remember some of them at the moment but I am sure I will after another cup of coffee.
Sleepless nights these days don't pose too much of a problem for me given that I no longer have to don a suit and go to work. However, being awake half the night inevitably does has a knock on effect. I get nothing done around the house or the garden. As for trying to pack 20 years of global travel on a budget when you haven't got the energy to pop out to the supermarket ...