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Friday, 22 January 2010

2010 continued...

Good lord, what a day. What a week. What a year! Power cuts, snow storms, weddings... is it nearly Christmas again yet?

I am so glad it's Friday. Apart from anything else, I can hopefully get a few quiet hours to do writing instead of having to rush around being everywhere at once. I've been doing something every weekend so far this year and I just want to have a day to chill out and relax and not have to be anywhere. I'm supposed to be going out tomorrow night, but I'll have to take it easy so I don't have a hangover.

The fourth part of The End of The Dream will be posted tonight (unless the lights go out again....) and will stay up until Jan 31st.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Writing Update

It's awful trying to write now I'm back at work after the holidays. Mind you, I don't think I did much writing over the holidays, so...

I've managed to keep up with my goal (you say resolution, I say no way) of writing an average of 1000 words a day. Trouble is, I tend to write 3000 words on a Sunday and then nothing for 2 or 3 days, but I'm getting there. I just need to get back into the swing of Dancing For Ribbons again.

I have posted the 3rd part of The End of the Dream (don't worry if you missed the chance to read this. I'm thinking of releasing it as a lulu book later in the year), which you can read here:

The End of the Dream part 3

January Blues

Urgh... how I long for the halcyon lazy days of Christmastime. :( It seems like such a long time ago now, when I could sleep when I wanted, eat when I wanted, and lie about in the house all day long watching the snow and thinking how beautiful it is.

Pah. It isn't beautiful when you have to go sliding and staggering about in it for half an hour to get to the station for work every day.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Back To Reality

This morning was fun. Staggered down the street trying to work out which bit of the snow/ice covered road was the least lethal. In three inch heels. Yeah, I'm stupid.

Managed to write 3950 words yesterday. Woowoo. I now have to find the motivation to try and finish the story today/tomorrow so that I can get back to writing Dancing for Ribbons.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

That indefinable something....

I'm having one of those days today where I'm trying to find my soul. I somehow don't think I'll find it on Fanfiction.net, or Twitter, or Livejournal, but I can try.

Really need to do some writing. I'm psyching myself up to it. I kind of want to go and play in the snow, but I also kind of don't because it's cold. And tomorrow I have to go to work and interect with people and be sensible and businesslike and professional... urhhh.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

The Tenth Doctor July 2005-January 2010

Rest in peace, number ten. You will be missed.

From what I have seen of the new Doctor Who, it looks as if Matt Smith is going to play the Doctor as even more manic than David Tennant ever did. And also that is going to turn into Doctor WHo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I loved last night's episode. Totally corny and self congratulationary, especially the last 20 minutes, but I think, just this once Russell T Davies/David Tennant/et al deserved to have that moment. I may not be a fan of Mr Davies, but he has managed to turn Doctor Who into a phenomenon. I just hope the Stephen Moffat/Matt Smith combo doesn't ruin it.

I'm enjoying the last two days of my holiday, staying in the warm, watching Spirited Away. I am tempted to go in the garden and make a snow TARDIS or something... that would be so cool.

Friday, 1 January 2010

2010 (so far)

I don't really 'do' new year. I always find it slightly depressing because everyone is another year older, and it's a reminder that I haven't achieved any of the things I wanted to do in 2009 (well, ok, I've managed a few of them, like I didn't get sacked in 2009, and I've managed to keep writing although I haven't had anything published or been paid for anything yet) so I'm not even going to bother making any resolutions for this year at all. What happens, happens. What doesn't happen, doesn't happen. Simples.

But it's been a good day. I've finished writing my parody of last weeks episode of Doctor Who, watched Gavin and Stacey, worked on some ideas for my parody for tonights episode of Doctor Who (possibly to be published here). I've even managed to find time to read some of my Thinking Sideways course.

:( back to my life next week. I'll have to go to work and socialize with my friends and relations. I won't be so cheerful then, let me tell you.

By the way, chapter 2 of The End of the Dream will be left up until the 5th, so this is your last chance to read it.