Saturday, July 05, 2008

Easy does it...


Right, I’m trying not to castigate myself about ‘my words.’ I have had a couple of days off – I might not get them done today, and I might not tomorrow as I have someone coming over for the day.

I’m struggling a bit with family politics … I’ve found it interesting that living overseas I am a long way from doing things for family. It might be expected that you ring once a week or whatever, remember birthday cards, but you can’t DO all the things for people that you would if you lived locally. But when you come back, you are expected to pitch in; and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Of course I want to do things to help, but so do I want to write, and wander about in a bubble of nostalgia. In Bangkok I run my life without thinking of those things – intrinsically selfish perhaps.

I will try to get back to the words. If I haven’t by Tuesday, will someone appear here and give me a big shove up the backside? Thank you.

In the meantime, I’ve moved my computer to my bedroom, and I leave you with the view through the window.

6 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Words come when they want to.

I love the view :)

KAREN said...

I'm only a few hundred miles from family, but I know exactly what you mean :o) There's nothing wrong with having a couple of days off writing, but the hardest thing is when you WANT to write, but feel that you shouldn't be. My mum's coming to stay in a few weeks, and I'll be sneaking off here and there to get a few words down!

Leigh said...

Ah, the advantages of WiFi - they are many...

It is good to see that your new writing-view is not spoiled by distractions.

hesitant scribe said...

I think it's normal - I was the same in Spain!

Get writing by Tuesday *kicks backside as requested* - just in case I'm knackered again on Tuesday!

Debs said...

I've been away for the past three days and am only able to catch up now that I've returned, so I can completely understand what you mean.

Love the picture.

wordtryst said...

I love your view. Very peaceful and inspiring.