Hello…are we still talking? I feel like the past few weeks I have been possessed by someone else and that’s why my blogging has gone by the wayside. I would like to say that its because I am reserving all my energies for Nanowrimo but that would just be an excuse. It is slightly true, I am reserving my energies for Nanowrimo and have been capturing images in my mind to use as inspiration and for a setting for the story. I haven’t drawn a mindmap, or wrote a list or ventured into any sort of planning but it is happening a little bit in my head.
I have a vague setting, and a ‘feeling’ that I want to portray throughout the novel and hopefully pass on to the reader. I’m not sure how realistic a goal that is or how likely I am to achieve that but that’s the plan. Storywise…I think the main character will be a woman, that there will be dark undertones, and I think it will be another mystery style story. The story arc and actual idea of what will happen, what the characters are called or where it will be set – I have no idea about.
Since moving I have struggled to make a space and find time to write. I have time but for some reason I am not using it for writing. That needs to change and I am hopeful that Nanowrimo will get me back in the habit (as the nuns say). I really want to finish my WIPs. I have about 4 that need to be finished and that should be my target to get them done by the end of the year.
In other writing news, I haven’t written much poetry lately, which must mean I am on an emotional even keel.
I am not surprised as the house is almost sorted since the fire, only the windows to be fitted today, and the burglary case is moving forward. The person whose fingerprints they found in my house and who had my stuff found in his house was released on bail and has to report back to the station on 15th October (my birthday) – the police will call me to tell me whether the CPS (crown prosecution service) will be prosecuting him or not.
The neighbour who caused the fire came over the other day (after our fence had been put up by the landlord in exactly the same place that it had been when it had been burnt to the ground) to tell us that the fence was over the property line (by about 2cm) and we better take it down or he will! I am sure you can imagine how exasperating it is to live next door to an idiot. I remember the police officer asking me if I was ok in my house, I guess some people feel uneasy after a burglary, I am not worried about the burglar but I am worried about the idiot next door!
In other news, I think we should bring back Telly Addicts, it’s an old British TV show from the 80s and is basically a quiz show about television….here’s a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vZ9zDIG70c …check out Noel reading a letter (not a tweet or email – lol!)
I just think with the amount of TV available now that there is so much you could quiz about. Maybe I should produce my own YouTube Telly Addicts. Who’s in? It also got me to thinking, after a long discussion with a friend, about my TV Heaven and TV Hell. I always think I watch so much and love so much TV but reality is I haven’t seen a lot of popular TV shows. Does it mean I have bad taste? Or good taste? My friend thinks I am an annoying TV viewer and that there is little correlation between the TV shows that I like.
What is your TV Heaven and TV Hell?