Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lack of Words


Those of you who pop will notice the progress meter hasn't budged. I mean I could have updated it but for a 100 words it didn't seem to be worth it. On Sunday I went to Cornwall and after the long drive I had no energy to write. On Monday I was working with the builders and catching up in the garden and put down the 100 or so words. Yesterday was spent driving back to London and then catching up with family. Today I have child home sick and a hair appointment which means that the counter is in all likelihood not going to see much action. These are all external forces but what has stopped the words really if I am honest is hitting a point where I wasn't sure how to proceed. Madde and Mark were in another clinch and it was good but I didn't want it to cross over and I wasn't sure how to stop them realistically or humorously. So my subconscious hadn't yet caught up with my fingers. I now know how things stopped and where to go from here so maybe tomorrow the words with fly from my fingers....we'll see.


On other news and again from A. Writer's blog, http://awriters-blog.blogspot.com/. I have been added to Author Blogs,http://www.authorsblogs.com/ . This is great fun being in such great company :-)


Finally on the reading front, I finished Notes on a Scandal. I can't say I enjoyed the book because the subject wasn't enjoyable but I did appreciate the story. Zoe Heller I felt managed the first person well although at the beginning of the book I found the voice so so strong I could only read it in short bursts. Now I need to see the film. I still haven't finished Night Watch, it eyes me from the coffee table accusingly every time I pass but this month book is Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence which I am enjoying but again progressing slowly. The style is more more descriptive than what we are used today.


I know there was something else I wanted to blog about but it slips my mind and the sick one is calling!

6 comments:

Helen said...

I've not written much this week either. I'm giving my book a break for today - and once I've stopped blogging I'm going to get going on some feature writing and my long overdue homework. I think sometimes you do need a break from your novel. Just so that your head can catch up. I find I think of things at the most inopportune moments (like just before I'm falling alseep) and I have to switch the light back on and scribble it all down before I forget it - much to husbands moaning! I must get a torch...

liz fenwick said...

Hope the feature writing goes well. I know what you mean about the just before you fall asleep moment...WHY? then????

I do think a break helps...I do want to write at present but I keep having interuptions :-) Any way its off to find a more coiffed new me shortly.......

JJ said...

You're both right. You need breaks to process the information. I think the sleep thing is that as you relax and switch off thinking, your subconcious is more able to get a word in edgeways.

I read Notes on a Scandal a couple of years ago. I remember being quite taken with it though. I always have the dilemma whether to reread or see the film.

JJ

Jay said...

Thank you for welcoming me to the group.

I'm hoping to make progress today...as long as life doesn't get in the way.

liz fenwick said...

Hi JJ. Notes on a Scandal is quite gripping but I think it was the use of the first person voice that slowed me down - utterly effective but tougher take imo.

The break has me ichy so i am hoping after the glam treatment that I will be totally fired up.

liz fenwick said...

Hi Jay. Good luck on the writing today :-)