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.