Monday, 19 September 2011

Working on stories

I managed to draft three short stories yesterday, which means getting the bare bones down using pen and paper.
Today I started work on two of them, putting them on the computer so that I can gauge how long they are and do the first edit. One’s come out OK, the second needs more thought.
I’m struggling with my mood again at the moment. I haven’t been out much for the past few days, not since last Thursday and that was only for an hour at the crossword class. Tonight I have to go to Millennium Square for a performance workshop put on by Leeds Writers Circle so that we can all get the most out of our one hour slot at the Ilkley festival (3rd October 9 – 10 p.m)
I WAS looking forward to it – the lady running the workshop is amazing. Now I’m not so sure. I’ve read some of the prose and poems we’re reading and struggled to understand many of them thanks to the local references and places which didn’t mean much to me. I know the theme is Leeds but I’m wondering if the idea’s been taken a bit too far. Hopefully I’m wrong and it’s just my depression trying to put me off going out.
I’m sure Siobahn will manage to make every word count.

1 comment:

  1. ah those moods Linda - hugs to you! hang in there, and do something for yourself that makes you happy :-)