Up early, Mrs working today, but me, a tough time, lunch out with my daughter and then off to see Reading v Arsenal.
Will I cope?
But I have a story to finish so was up at 0700.
Trouble is (near-fatal for me) I broke after 2500 words and now I can't FEEL the story. I strive to write all my story drafts in one sitting. When I don't the story usually sucks. The only time I can remember a real success with a two-siting story is The Card which placed 4th in The Bridport Prize.
But (and this is the REAL point). You get it done anyway. You make the story finish. Don't get into the habt of unfinished work. It gets to easy to repeat.
Played Bridge yesterday (pard and I still qualified as non-experts) and going into the last round we were 11th, (second non-expert pair) on the same percentage as the guy who had the most gold points in the UK last year. (We were on oxygen). Then we blew the last round, losing 19-1 (oops) and dropped to 28th (4th N-E-P) of 136 pairs.
Question, do we think it had anything to do with the bottle of wine over dinner, or are we still out of our depth? Ended on 61% when our target at these places is to beat 50%...
CiN FLASH PRACTICE
Will take place again MONDAY NIGHT (23rd)
A Green Diary
Just Now the Lilac is in Bloom
Much perplexed by various feelings
Walking a Thick Line
The woods are lovely dark and deep
The Small Canyon
And I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
What Goes in Pizza
The sea is calm tonight
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone
When I am a very old man I shall wear yellow Lycra
And he felt in his heart their strangeness
Naked Woman and City-Scape
Where the wind is like a whetted knife
Oliver's Other Leg
I Have been so great a lover, filled my days
Going Out Two Days With Simon