Friday, 13 February 2009

Dare I say it yet again.... yes I will finish the novel, just as soon as I finish watching this mind numbing load of rubbish

I'm lying on the couch with next door's answer to Ringo Starr drumming away in my right ear and My Name is Earl in the left (yes I could turn it off but then the left ear would feel left out now wouldn't it). While my ears are taking all this in I'm still trying to convince myself that I am still a writer. The novel has been left feeling very neglected and I haven't managed to finish a short story in ages. Not to mention my recent lack of posts here. I miss it I really do. I have blamed everything from the weather to 'life just getting in the way' and I'm starting to piss myself off with my excuses. I'm now getting my priorities right. I decided that yesterday's piano lesson would be the last one for a while so I can put my time and money into my writing. I won't make any promises but I really want to do this and hope it doesn't become something I fear/despise/become bored of.

Tomorrow we have people coming to see the house. I so hope they like it so we can be freed of paying other peoples mortgages and be let out of our rental agreement early. As soon as they leave the house, the novel as I now so laughingly call it, won't know what hit it. (I really really hope I don't get sucked in by the remote control yet again). I still think I would make a great TV critic. It's like a 2nd job which I actually like.


  1. I used to want to be a TV critic - I certainly watch enough of it! - but I'm not very good at being mean about things! That's why my book reviews for the paper are always good ones. If I don't like a book, I don't review it. Hopeless really :oO

    Hope the house thing went well, and good luck getting back into the novel!

  2. Ah, yes. Distractions. I've had plenty of them recently! I really must get back to writing. I can totally relate to this post! We must get writing! We must get writing!!! ;)

  3. I can completely relate!! I can't focus on drawing at all...we've moved house and still don't have any furniture so can't put anything away and the mess is just killing any kind of concentration I may have had!!! Aaaarrrgggg

    C x

  4. karen - I'm the same and I tend to end up getting hooked on the stuff I know is rubbish.

    Paige - you are so right. I need to get organised too. Thank goodness for Ywriter.

    C - sounds like you (like me) are very unsettled. It'll be a while until my house situation is sorted so I just need to get on with things as best I can.