Wednesday, 7 November 2012

"Give me just a little more time..."

I've nipped on-line to say sorry I have been absent. The picture isn't too relevant to this short post - I just like James Bond and want to see Skyfall, so I chose it to indulge myself because I am feeling particularly sorry for myself at the moment.
     I recently discovered that the author of the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming, typed two thousand words every day for six months to write his first novel, Casino Royale. I would love to be able to get one thousand words a day typed at the moment. I feel like I have been writing this current novel for ever. I keep getting interrupted by a fractious Hubby who appears to be intent on halting my progress and have to keep going back to the beginning to get the gist again.
     I decided I'd try to make some progress by joining NaNoWriMo this year. You use the month of November to write up the bare bones or more of a novel. The website is full of helpful hints to get you through and other authors are tremendously supportive.
     We went away ten days ago to look after Old Ted the dog in France. It's always an ideal opportunity to get some writing done. My plans were thwarted when Hubby confiscated my laptop! Can you believe it? I needed three hours a day to keep up with my word goal. Hubby had other ideas. First, before we even left home, he took away my iPad after falling for my cunning ploy last time we went away and then as soon as he caught me typing he took my laptop off me saying I needed a holiday. (Pause while I gnash my teeth in frustration.)
     Anyway, I wasn't going to sit back quietly, so while he read all the financial reports on my computer (grrr!) I wrote out my chapters by hand. I have very inky fingers now and a lot of illegible scribbles in a notebook but I am going to type them up this weekend when he is fast asleep. You can't keep a writer down for long.
     So, because I haven't been able to write a post here I have put a link to my 'Blink or you'll miss it' post on loveahappyending.com . It's a super feature about what people would like to put on their bucket list. It's amazing what people have already achieved and I am constantly fascinated by people's ambitions and achievements. Drop by to see what it is all about and discover more on the site.What would be on your bucket list?

Click here to read my post.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: A fabulous review from The Little Reader Library - now I feel better! Thank you Lindsay Healy. Click on the blog title to read it. 

9 comments:

  1. He loves you, really, he does. He's just worried for you. He should get together with my OH; maybe they can start an 'my-wife's-an-author' support group or something. Good for you to keep going and don't worry about your blog, sweetie. Sending you big hugs! XX (PS ~ you know one day you'll write a book about the day your hubby stole your laptop...)

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    1. I think he has secret plans to scupper my writing Nicky! I'm not sure about a support group more a - 'my wife neglects me and thinks of nothing but fiction' group - lol.
      Thanks for your support and comments - you are the best. Happy birthday to your Mum - 80 today!

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  2. Ah, he can take the laptop from the writer, but the writer will still find a way to write. I love it! You go?

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    1. Thanks Bossy Betty - I can't understand my notes I made now but I'm sure I'll work them out and revenge will be mine!

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  3. Good luck on deciphering your hieroglyphics!

    I left this comment after your review:

    As the wife of yet another "Mr. Grumpy" I LOVED both this book & "Surfing In Stilettos"!!

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    1. Bless you fishducky - you really are very kind to me. Thanks for all the funny emails too-they made me chuckle and got me through a difficult morning.

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  4. You can't keep a good writer down! Good luck with Nanowrimo.

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  5. It's a juggling act, that's for sure. I do feel sorry for our OH's (hugs Nicky too!) and they all seem to be in the same boat. Feeling neglected and sorry for themselves! But that's because we've looked after them so well in the past and I'm afraid the writing bug isn't something you can ignore. I feel I've earned a little indulgent writing time after years of looking after the family. And there may be times he would quite cheerfully like to pick up my laptop and throw it out of the window, but there are times when I make it up to him, honest!

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  6. Hi Carol, I think he really just cares about you, your eyes are precious you know. Even more so to a writer, but you must take a break now and then.

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