Its dark and damp this Sunday.
Last Sunday it was bright, breezy and sunny. A proper summer Sunday meant for going out and visiting family, enjoying the beach, eating out or having a picnic.
It’s not like that this Sunday.
Today it is raining. A proper thick autumnal rain, the sort that gets you soaked the moment you step out and makes you glad to get back indoors to a cup of tea and a large slice of victoria sponge.
It’s good weather for fish, ducks, geese and writers.
Well I don’t know about anyone else, but I always feel slightly guilty when its sunny and I’m writing. I shouldn’t, but I do. I should be out playing with my kids, blowing bubbles, eating ice cream and enjoying the weather. When its raining, I don’t have to worry about all that and I can just get on with allowing all the characters in my head free rein to recreate themselves on the screen in front of me.
Currently I am working on a Short Story collection. I’ll be going Indie with this one and I want it to be the best I can, so I’m trying to make sure I tick all the boxes as I go along. This has necessitated a lot more work than I anticipated when I put the original manuscript together.
First I sent the original six or so stories in the collated MS to a beta reader. She sent them back with a few editing suggestions which I took on board. Then I took a look at the few story collections I have on my shelves. Some of these are anthologies, some are collections from a single author, but they all have one thing in common – there are more stories than my original MS had.
So I added a few more stories, started editing them… found one that needed re-writing and ever since then, I have been working on that.
A good day’s work actually and as long as I finish the story before tuesday I’ll be happy.
So I’m off to do just that… Toodles!
2 thoughts on “Sunday thoughts.”
Hope it went well. Amazing how quickly autumn seems to have come this year, isn’t it? In London half the leaves are already on the ground…
The rest of the day went lovely… sadly I was woken up at 4.30am by my partner who consequently needed to go to hospital, so nothing really got done today!
*shrugs* That’s life!
The kids are back in school tomorrow – I’ll have a couple of hours of peace then, so I’ll finish it tomorrow!
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