Wednesday, 24 November 2010

~ Found it ...

Can't believe it ...

1. What has happened to the depths of my brain ... to my long term memory ?

2. Where was Chapter 4 ?

3. Where had it been hiding?

4. How come it suddenly appeared ~ out of the blue?

During a laptop exchange, I sensed something was missing. It wasn't until an edit tidy-up that I reaslised what it was ... Chapter 4 !

I talked myself into the fact that I had at some point, merged chapter 4 into chapter 3. I began to belive it. I thoroughly believed it ~ There wasn't really any other choice.

Chapter 3 has now been tidied and spruced up. So, I was deciding whether to go straight in, making Chapter 5 the new chapter 4 ~ just like that rich, luxurious, exciting, dark navy is the new black this season ? Or switch 5 with 6 and speed up the pace of the story ~ something I never argue with.

NO ... Wait ... Voila ... As if by Magic ... Chapter 4 appears ! ... all 11 pages PLUS Chapter 4B !! Something I had completely forgotten about - where Verity takes over the Mother and Toddler Group - introduces new characters, a sub-plot and a friend ... You're right the scence for the necessary outcome could be more exciting ...

Nevertheless the recent find has scared me. What else is lurking out there in hidden in files, boxes, emails ... in the dark places in my memory ???

So, excuse me everyone while I take a couple of days to sort this one out.

I could just delete it of course, and make Chapter 5 the new Chapter 4, like navy is the new ....

See you soon, Gillian

Thursday, 18 November 2010

E.B. White ~ Plan Your Day ...

Elwyn Brooks [E B White - 1899 - 1995]
American writer, Honorary Pultizer prize winner, contributor to The New Yorker Magazine and author of Charlotte's Webb and Stuart Little:

I love the idea of this quote ...

"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult."
[E. B. White]

Souce: Wikipedia.

I remember feeling like that ... maybe need to find that place again ...

Gillian

Recouperation ... excuses, excuses ...


Okay so I've not been quite honest with you all ... I am still recouperating ... and this is part of my excuse for finding myself on youtube watching talking cats, funny cats, cats who think they are dogs, dogs who think they're married to cats, cats with missing ears, singing cats, singing cat owners, massaging cats, [not interested if their owners are tho] ...

I wouldn't even mind, but I don't even own a cat ~ hoping Charly doesn't get jealous ...

Check these out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbuWyPLbZw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siJOj1ZjLD4

and a really, really stupid dog ... this is so funny ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZTJLPdt42E&feature=related

enjoy,
Jill



Friday, 12 November 2010

London ...

Not part of the research but funny at the time ...

At leat someone has a sense of humour ...


Gillian

Research trip to London ... maybe ... a light snack ...

Thanks to my friend who accompanied me on my research trip to London, we managed a massive amount of research ...

We worked so hard, we needed a snack and the only place nearby ... Libertys ... It was afternoon ... so ...
Really, it would be rude not to have ... And no, we couldn't manage to eat all of the cakes ... And no, we didn't wrap any up and take them home ~ honest.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Search, search, search ... oops what's this?

Via my email, via my facebook, via a write-invite on fb, via a short story competiton listed there, via the result page of the short story competition, I found Lies, Ink ... and Dan Purdue. Take a look at his blog, its quick, interesting and he has kindly posted a chronological list of story competitions.

Also interesting, this helpful and fun link - www.duotrope.com/index.aspx

Find a publisher to suit your work - unless, like me, you haven't finished it yet!

Back to the drawing board.

Gillian

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Sorry I've been missing ...


Sorry I've been missing ...

Been recouperating ...

Here ...