Sometimes it’s helpful to make lists…
…and sometimes they make you realise how much freakin’ work you have to do!!
So I sat down at the computer last night and decided I needed to make a November ‘To Do’ list… and then I wondered: is it possible to have multiple heart attacks?
The number of items on said list exceeded the number of waking hours between now and December. OK, well maybe that’s a *bit* of an exaggeration, but still. It’s a pretty scary list.
So I made a drastic move, and cancelled a large number of social plans that were supposed to happen over the next three weeks. (Luckily, I’ve got some pretty understanding friends. My favourite response was from A:
if you need a cocktail to help curb the impending note of panic I detect in your email, you'll know where we'll be.)
And you know what? I felt a momentary pang of nerdy-hermitness, but then I felt so relieved.
So I sat down and worked "Singing Breath" up to 3,700 words.
And now I’m free to keep working on it tonight! Yay!
Are you having Clarionite nightmares?
You bet. The last one I had involved me walking alone through a series of spooky apartments (that I *think* were supposed to be our accomodation for the duration of the workshop) and when I finally made it downstairs (to a dark and scary coffee house that was apparently the Clarion South “classroom”), Sean Williams was teaching and he refused to talk to me because I was late.
Mine had Jack Dann and David Walliams grilling me about who the fuck I was and did I think my stories were *special*???
Wow! What did you say to that? The dream-me would probably have just started blubbering while the room filled up with thousands of my *special* stories…
And to think we still have *weeks* of dream-filled nights in store for us before we go… 😉
Oh well, with Jack I just cried until he felt sorry for me, and then asked David Walliams out for a drink to discuss! What else does a girl do with a man who has shoes that might just fit her? x
Oooh, saucy AND practical. If ever a dream reaction called for a “You go, girl!”, this would be it… Bear with me a sec…
“You go, girl!” 😉
I know there’s an action I need to do, which involves snapping fingers at different heights and on different sides of the body, whilst going “mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm” but I cannot think of a way to indicate that in email form.
I’ll just go with “I’m a *lady*!” 🙂