Tuesday, 23 July 2013

It's been a while, and in that while -

In no particular order, some of the things that have been happening:

- I submitted my mini-book idea about working in customer service to indie publishers MIEL Books and got a rejection 10 days later. Oh well, better than waiting months and months

- I have said the phrase 'I live in an attic' far too many times to complete strangers

- I've been working on a story that's been festering away in me for years, and when it's finished I'm sending it to the Costa Prize (closes Aug 2nd)

- I've been working various shift patterns at my bar job and trying to get some kind of routine for writing around that, with a little bit of success but also a fair bit of tiredness

- I started watching season 7 of Dexter and season 3 of The Walking Dead and both are brilliant

- I read 'Room' by Emma Donoghue and got what all the fuss is about, loved it

- I used the word 'season' twice when I should have said 'series'

- My wardrobe/closet rail collapsed and it sent me funny

- I've been enjoying my friend Anna's new blog - it's honest and funny, like she is

- I sent a short piece of memoir writing to the Lightship Awards, it's probably the most personal thing I've ever submitted

- I've watched loads of Italian horror films from the 70s

- I dreamt that Jack Bauer was coming round for tea

- I also dreamt that I had a race with Steve Coogan, and I won

So you can see I've just been busy busy busy, especially in my sleep.