From 'Scarlett Dedd' © 2009
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Wrote the first chapter of an Ember Fury sequel yesterday. Have a suspicion that my being back at UCA teaching has sparked the plot idea. Not ready to reveal much yet but will say that it's about Ember at (you guessed it) Art School! I've now got FOUR project on the go - one nearly finished. Perhaps more time writing the books and less writing this blog would be a good idea! Signing off.
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The Kazuo Ishiguro is turgid! Half-way through and if I didn't have a glimmer of hope that there'll be some sort of revelatory ending, I'd have discarded it after ten pages. Yes, it's clever and yes, it's an interesting idea, but not quite the romp I needed to get me through another icy week! Shall persevere none the less...
Saturday, 2 January 2010
New Year, new sketchbook, new determination to read more. Sorted through my bookshelves yesterday and found 14 (!) I'd not even opened, including a Kazuo Ishiguro, bought in 2005 and stuck behind a dictionary since then. January is such a depressing month - cold to the bone every day, no money or time for a holiday and the misery of at least three months until the weather gets better. Perhaps this year I can treat my 'January Blues' with daily doses of great literature. Mmm... as long as reading the works of proper, clever writers doesn't make me feel even worse!