Monday, June 01, 2009

Pinch and a punch...

After about four weeks of not writing my novel – you can find out why here and here - it’s time to get back to it. I know I’m ready to start writing again because I’ve been really bad tempered! (I think I owe it to my family to get back on it.)

On Friday I talked to someone about my book and got excited again and on my way home I talked to two friends in the taxi about moving forward. I heard myself diagnosing the solution at the same moment as I told them about the problem: it’s time to engage brain and stop relying (so much) on my subconscious and instinct. So far, I’ve been making it up as I go along and now that it’s got complicated, it’s time to plan…

Yesterday it was just Son and I for Sunday lunch at the pub. Afterwards we decided to go off to MBK where I would write or plan (in Starbucks) and he would go and look for the DVD of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas for me and then potter around doing his own thing (Guitar Hero in the arcade!)

Result: I wrote, scribbled and planned.

On our way home we popped into Villa for some shopping, where we spotted packets of rarely seen in Thailand, Walkers Salt and Vinegar crisps. Even as I write, I am salivating.

They should have been on yesterday's list of things I love!

11 comments:

SueG said...

It's great that you are getting back to your novel. It's funny, but I often find that by planning and being very "cerebral" about what comes next, the "subconscious" is more awakened than ever. Good luck, and have fun!

Queenie said...

Oh, well done, well done! I knew you'd know when it was time to get back to it. Glad you're back in touch with the excitement, and best of luck with the planning.

Lane said...

Glad you've found that excitement again. Hope you have a productive week - with no more migraines. x

Carol and Chris said...

That's great news honey!! I'm glad your excited about it again :-D

C x

Leatherdykeuk said...

Hurrah! Go you!

Lucy Diamond said...

Hurrah! So often it works like that with me too - that chatting about a plot problem untangles it for me. Bob Hoskins was right - s'good to talk!

Alexa said...

S&V walkers so envious!!!!!

Good Luck with the book, glad it's moving forward.

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh well done! Happy writing. I fel much the same about Lay's Salt and Vinager crips from back home in Canada.

Karen said...

Glad things are flowing again, and how can it possibly be June already??

Debs said...

I've got such a thing for Walkers Salt and V crisps at the moment, and usually I don't eat that flavour at all.

Susan McDougall said...

MMMh - Walkers crisps - Bob has just come back from the UK with a case full of walkers crisps of all kinds including salt and vinegar. Guess what my diet will consist of for the next week ;-).

Great to hear you are getting back on track.
Love from Jakarta
Susan x