I have finally stopped myself procrastinating and started the read through of draft one, novel #2.
Before starting, I:
Made a nice wall-chart of juicy quotes from Macbeth
Studied Penelope Leach to make sure my addled parenting memory isn’t confusing what a three year old child can and can’t do
Printed out research photos and stuck them up on my . . . → Read More
Me by Rembrandt
Today I am feeling a little Lazarus-like thanks to antibiotics. But still happily confined to bed, where I have been engaging in research for novel #2. I am a sort of after the event researcher – I like to write unhindered by mere fact. It’s only after I make something up that . . . → Read More
I have finished the first draft of novel#2. While Old Man and Littleson were out at the footy this rainy Sunday morning, I exercised my writer’s privilege and stayed in to work.
I have been anticipating the end for the last three or four days, but my characters kept spinning it out, getting diverted into yet more . . . → Read More
Franklin Stage Company. By local artist Lisbeth Firmin: http://www.lisbethfirmin.com/
The two weeks in upstate New York were entirely fruitful. An immersion in the sensory world was really important – I rely so much on environmental detail to tell my stories. One particular case in point was how noisy the American countryside is, with all the . . . → Read More