Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New York

I am off to New York on holiday next week and can't wait! I have an itinerary planned, because that's just the type of person I am, and think I have most of the major sites covered. I have tickets for The Book of Mormon and The Addams Family, as well as Bring Me The Head Of Your Daughter. Want to see more theatre whilst I'm out there, but not sure if time and money is on my side!
I'm not sure if I will get to blog whilst I'm away, but I'll let you know all about it when I'm back.

Last week at Speculators I critiqued my short story based on the Selkie myth. It was really useful getting some objective feedback, and they were able to give me some great advice about weak areas that needed solving. It was strange because some people in the group loved the non-linear narrative, whilst others were thrown by it and didn't get what was happening. It is nice having your work criticiqued by such an eclectic group though as it means they spot things that others wouldn't. Thanks folks!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Phone

My phone has been behaving very strangely lately. It keeps "receiving" emails that were originally sent 10 years ago, emails that I've already received and forgotten about.
Like this one from a girl I used to be friends with and haven't spoken to in years.
At first, I was thinking that maybe this is some sign that we should reconnect. Then - oh my God, what if something bad has happened to her, and this is destiny's way of letting me know?
Now I'm convinced it's just some sort of Yahoo/Hotmail/BlackBerry bug.
Nice idea though.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

About My Earlier Announcement

Some time earlier, I announced that I was going to have my "Matti" novel finished by August. But now I'm in two minds as to whether to continue with it or not. I just can't figure out what I want it to be. I intended for it to be a character-driven novel about two powerful sisters who become each other's nemesis. Instead, it's an action-fueled political commentary with no real character at all. But maybe that's just because it was written during NaNoWriMo?
You see - two minds!
I'm working on some short fiction at the moment, and think I will approach the "Matti" question again when work is less hectic. So whether it will be finished by August... I can't rightly say.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Back! Well, Sort Of...

I'm completely snowed under at work. I have organised an event for 500 people for tomorrow, and for over 1,000 on Saturday, and am in the process of organising another for next week, and so my brain is feeling a little mushy right now.

I'll be so glad when it is April. April is this lovely land where I only have to work for 3 days for the entire month and I get to visit New York. April is this place that is free of stress and full of sunshine. I can't wait until it comes!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

It's All Over

Well, Return to the Forbidden Planet, the musical I was in, has finished its run, and I am suffering from post-show blues that no amount of Haribos is able to shift. I miss everyone so much. I miss the adrenaline when you first run out on stage, the applause. I even miss the ache in my limbs and the random bruises afterwards. The world seems a little flatter, a little devoid of colour, now that it's over.

Long Sigh.

But anyway, I am back from being all theatrical, and really do need to make a start again at the writing. I still have a novel to edit and rewrite, plus another one that needs completing, and an older one that I've been thinking of rewriting too. Think I'll give myself tonight to finish mopping about, and then get back to work.