A recent holiday in Far North Queensland served up much-needed inspiration for my writing; aspects of the magnificent and varied landscape, individuals, unique in character, spotted at local markets and dense mangroves oozing with mud and malevolence all struck a chord.  Grist for the mill! Since returning home was obligatory, I satisfied myself with the prospect of some serious creative writing the moment I crossed the threshold.  But that was not to be!

Of course, it didn’t take long to turn on the computer.  That even took precedence over unpacking. No, that wasn’t the problem.  It was, in fact, the several hundred waiting emails, some reports to be written and sent off, appointments waiting to be made or met and umpteen other demands on my time.  Not that I begrudge it all – not at all.  It’s just that I wasn’t psyched up for it after such a relaxing break.  Now, ten entire days have passed and I’m still to put fingers to keyboard, or pen to paper, where creative writing is concerned.  And in a mere ten days time, I hope to come up with a short story for a live read being held by the members of my writing group.

Don’t be misled by the term, ‘short story’ – the writing process unfolds very slowly for this budding writer.  So, how do you like my chances?

By the way, if you’d like to come to the live read the details are as follows:

Stories at the Mosh Pit, Cardiff, read by local authors

2 – 4 pm Saturday 31 May 2014 – Coffee and snacks available.

tranquil scene

tranquil scene at Cape Tribulation

8 thoughts on “Tribulations

  1. I hear you sister. Know just what it is like to want to write and have all the commitments stacked up against you. However for me and perhaps for you, deadlines work wonders and if you need a short story for the live read in ten days I think you will have it complete and ready to read, even if it is at the last minute. My money is on you Dianna.

    • Thanks for your comment, Marg. Can certainly be frustrating … on the other hand I am fully aware that I am truly blessed to be in a position to actually take occasional holidays, to have opportunities to serve the community in various ways, and to have the capacity to write when time allows. So many of the world’s inhabitants spend all their time suffering.

  2. Channel that peace and tranquility and it is without a doubt that the live reading will bring out another beautiful piece of writing that you and all of us will be proud of

  3. Just caught up with your blog Di. It’s wonderful! You’ll have to assist me in setting mine up after I’ve done my writing course. When are you able to come and stay with me? Much love xo

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Tribulations! You’ve captured what all of us feel at times: the desire to write but that thing called life just keeps getting in the way! I hope you get some of that inspiration down on paper so we can all have a read soon 🙂

    • Thanks for dropping by Jessie. A bit self-pitying of me calling this piece Tribulations – my tribulations are nought compared to those of most people in this crazy world – but all things being relative, and expressing them from a budding writer’s point of view, the demands of every day life can be frustrating at times. Hopefully I’m back on track now!

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