Saturday 30 January 2021

What's been going on -Share my snaps!

I think I'm still not quite back for real - I've written and submitted a number of stories and I'm not ready to lose that momentum.

I've been out and about and done a bit of exploring.

Now that we're allowed 30, I'm in the throws of organising the Unnecessoiree, a party for no reason other than restrictions allow it.

I'm trying to work out if there's any point in booking a holiday in April - it will be our last chance in this HSC year. It just all seems a little pointless and then where to go? Not sure I'm ready for planes...(I know, right?! Who is this person????)

Watching Vietnam closely. Their COVID situation this week just hit me hard - two months without any transmission and then overnight 100, and then the next day at 200. This stupid thing just won't go away. Though hot tip, google the robots used in Rwanda for Covid screening. I want robots. That will definitely put a smile on your face. 

All in all, counting my blessing and lots to be thankful for.

And I'm sure there's a story in that.

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"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness." - Anni Albers

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Friday 1 January 2021


I had to write my Furious Fiction entry in 24 hours as I'd have no access to my laptop on Sunday. I looked at the story requirements, the words that must be used and the action that must happen, and was stumped. I wasn't concerned by this, as it often takes some time for the pieces to fall into place.

I woke this morning and still nothing. I was beginning to get a little worried. Not the slightest idea.

I was listening to The Queen's Gambit as I walked around the lake. Suddenly, as engrossed as I'd been in the novel, I realised I wasn't listening to the words. It actually took me by surprise.

A woman had intruded into my thoughts. A woman with a story to tell that happened to have all the set words and requirements to fulfil the Furious Fiction criteria.

I switched off Audible and walked home as fast as I could to get the words down. Trying to edit the story down to under 500 words in my head as I frenetically strode.

This is what I love most about writing. This 'intrusion'. The moment when a character arrives out of nowhere and enchants you. The invigorating urgency to get the words onto paper, in case it is a fleeting visit and the character takes their story away with them. I love that they have chosen me to tell their story to. For a brief while it is all I can think about, and it will distract me from any other task at hand. 

So this week, I am loving intrusions and the joy of writing.

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