Thursday 24 January 2008

Walking, short stories & ghastly photos

After collecting dd from school we immediately went to take Grumpy for a walk. The lowering sun shone on the colourful vegetation and glistened on the water in the damn but even though he was obviously enjoying himself, Grumpy didn't appear to be his usually skippy, frantic self. Dh later informed me that he had taken Grumps for a lovely long walk on the beach. Poor devil must have been exhausted from all that exercise.

I managed to write a 1,500 word short story for my Jersey Eisteddfod entry last night. Unfortunately, when I re-checked the details, I noted that the word count should be around 2,500 words so will have to get back to the shed and rework it. I would have needed to go over it again anyway so it just means that I had more work to do than I had thought.

You may have noticed but I've bravely added a picture to my blog. I hate having my photo taken and have very few of me that I could choose from but this is how I look when at home with my hair up and tracksuit on. Not exactly glamorous.


HelenMWalters said...

Aahh - reworking. Don't you just love it!? So necessary though!

Lane Mathias said...

Photo (of you) is lovely and tracksuits/jim jams are 'de rigeur' for writers donchya know:-)

The other photo is lovely too. What a mellow light.

Good luck with the getting the story finished:-)

Unknown said...

I like your photo :-) Good luck with the rewrite!

Jen said...

Ooh, it's nice to put a face to the words...

Fiona Mackenzie. Writer said...

It is a lovely picture - so nice to put a face to the words.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - it needs all the reworking I can give it. I hope that by the time I get on with it inspiration will have appeared.

lane - thanks, I hate photos of me hence only really finding this one and that had to be cropped from something else! I look forward to sending the short story off and seeing what the judges have to say. It can only help, I hope.

liz - thanks, I'm a tad nervous as all the entries can be read by the public for a certain length of time.

spiral skies - I look as confused as I probably sound too.

Ray-Anne said...

Your photo looks fab. the one on my blog was taken on holiday so I had some excuse to wear clothing from the back of the wardrobe. And heels.
Possibly even tights!!!!
the horror, the horror.

Anonymous said...

I hate rewriting short stories! especially when I know the dreaded brown envelope will arrive back in a few weeks telling me FAILED AGAIN.
Your pic is lovely!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

ray-anne - thanks, I thought I should be brave and put one on the blog. I think your photo is great.

motherx - I know how you feel, what is it about us that we aren't able to stop writing? Thanks about the pic, I don't like photos of myself and am usually the one behind the camera.

Annieye said...

Hi Debs

Lovely to put a face to the picture. Well done on your short story. I'm sure it'll be fantastic, judging from your blog. I don't know why you don't like your photo taken - you look lovely!

I've had to take my pic off my blog because of my work. Once the danger has passed I'll probably put it on again!