Friday, 15 June 2012

Daydreams & Edits

I'm in the shed editing.

I'm sure my days are a little like Groundhog Day for my poor family. I'm either in the shed writing/editing, or sitting in the conservatory/outside reading books to review for Novelicious. So, if I'm not at work, you can pretty much know where to find me.

Physically, that is. I'm always somewhere else in my head. Then again, my school reports often said, '...Deborah spends far too much time daydreaming/staring out of windows/in a world of her own.'

Finally I've found something that makes the most of my tendancy to drift away into my own world. One of these days *crosses fingers and thinks positively* I'll see the result of all these daydreams/edits in book/e-book form.

Well, you've got to dream, haven't you?

20 comments:

Phillipa said...

I love your school reports, Debs. Writing a book makes sense of so many of the feelings of youth , doesn't it? It legitimises that sense of sitting on the outside, not quite belonging.

Jenny Woolf said...

Do wish I had a nice little shed like yours!

Talli Roland said...

Love your shed! Colour me jealous. :) And yes, there's nothing better than daydreaming.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Phillipa - you're so right! Thank heavens all that daydreaming and being a bit switched off can be used for something.

Jenny - it's a perfect place to write and think, even if it is a little messy.

talli - it's a good place to be and once I finish these edits I'm going to tidy it up.

Cait O'Connor said...

Yes I still have shed envy, I love the colour too. Enjoy your daydreams.

Karen said...

I was always accused of having my head in the clouds growing up, and nothing much has changed!

Hopefully it will pay off one day :o)

Faye said...

When I'm in a navel gazing phase always think that I have a rich inner life that I don't share with the world--but, like you Debs, it gives me a lot of pleasure. My teacher once said she'd love to know "what's in that head of yours."

What a great thing because that's where we get the wonderful writing. Keep on hanging out in that shed thinking, reading and writing. We'll look forward to the results.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

cait - thanks. It used to be dark green, but I much prefer this colour.

karen - yes, wouldn't that be wonderful!

faye - I sometimes wish I knew what was going on in my own head, lol!

I'll certainly keep on thinking, reading and writing in here until I actually achieve something.

Anna Scott Graham said...

Definitely shed time of year!! Outside is nice too... :)))

Flowerpot said...

I think a lot of writers had reports like yours Debs! And yes, dreams are vital....

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Anna - I love the summer and thankfully it finally seems to have arrived.

Flowerpot - yes, I'm sure daydreaming is vital for writers!

Jenny Beattie said...

Ha ha. Groundhog day? I love it. Yes, you absolutely do have to dream.

Anne Mackle (cassam) said...

I really need a shed where I can daydream undisturbed. I have a space for it just need to talk hubby into it.

D.J. Kirkby said...

I don't think you are dreaming though Debs....I think you are writing your way to reality. Which is a good thing really as I can't wait to read your first bestseller!

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Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

jenny - I agree!

anne - do try and persuade him. My husband likes the fact that all my (mess) writerly bits and bobs are out of the house and strewn in messy piles in the shed!

dj - let's hope so! I'm in here now supposedly editing, so I guess I should get on with it. x

Biddy Fraser said...

Yes, that is a nice looking shed and a tasteful blue too. I spent a lot of time day dreaming at school also (Mind you, back then, I'm sure teachers were a little more boring). Or were they?

Jean Bull said...

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Chris Stovell said...

I was only saying to Tom recently that it's been like Groundhog Day here too - we've had what felt like non-stop rain, illness and edits... I think we're finally coming out the other side now!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

biddy - lol, I think they probably were! I remember being incredibly bored at school most of the time.

jean - thank you very much for your lovely comment and the award.

chris - I do hope you are coming out the other side. Here's hoping for sunshine, good health and I can't wait to read your next book!