Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry
Between Killarney and Kenmare

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 2: Am I in prison?

Minor freak out. Why are all the other writers so diligent and quiet? They all seem to be hunkered down in their bunkers - in my case a small room with a table and chair adjoining my modest bedroom, looking out over a delightful garden - working away studiously. Am I the only one with ADD?
Usual modus operandi when writing fiction is to set myself a manageable goal - such as, OK I'll write 5 scenes - and then I'll make a cup of tea. Or OK, I'll map out five scenes and then have a cup of tea, or OK I'll go for a brisk walk and then I'll read some more and then I'll have a think and then I'll have a cup of tea.
This results in some writing, some pondering, lots of gazing out the window and lots of peeing.
Being confined to bedroom-cum-study overlooking pretty garden feels too stifling.
Have resolved to take laptop downstairs into delightful roomy loungeroom or sitting room tomorrow to push on.
I wrote eight pages today - in fact, developed a sub-plot which involves two young people falling in love and then having their hearts broken as circumstances force them apart. The sub-plot intersects with the major narrative plot at the denouement and also (I think) will end the film. So, in fact, I might have written the final scene of the film today. Very moving - tears. Dinner time now. More writing tonight (I hope). By the way, writers have approved my playing of the banjo (quietly) in the evening. Hoorah!

2 comments:

A Melbourne Girl said...

More peeing! Love it!

Keep plucking away at that Banjo...go girl
x

QTMusic said...

Good to get updates on your blog. Sounds like such an inspiring place to write (and play the banjo of course). Oli and I took the dogs for a walk yesterday. Eliza is crashed on the couch as I write this, feeling very under the weather with fever and sore throat. Will she get up and make it to work at 2? Maybe if I keep giving her herb tea x