Thursday, 15 July 2010

You know you're a writer when... get lost in writing and forget to have dinner

or the long version:

You know you're a writer when you have a great idea and a fantastic title for your part of a group anthology (that we're doing in creative writing part).  You get stuck on the how, write the beginning (takes two weeks) and then spend a week trying to figure out how to make what comes next work.  Two hours before the class you figure it out and start trying to get it down.  You do get a rough first draft done but you get so lost in the writing you don't eat dinner.  Instead you have a quick and very small snack while running out the door.  After the class you then go to the new restaurant in town for drinks and decide to order a small glass of rose and a more substantial snack.  Which turns into them bringing you a large glass of rose (twice as big as what you ordered) and a not as substantial as expected snack.  And as you rarely drink you end up feeling kinda buzzed despite drinking water as well as wine.

It was ALL very fun though!

And the title of my piece? Unreasonable Adjustments.  The anthology is basically a starting piece that our tutor wrote and we're all doing our own version of what happened next with our own characters.  And I've thrown a wheelchair user into the mix, and a setting that isn't very wheelchair friendly.  DDA requires businesses etc to make "reasonable adjustments" so I thought Unreasonable Adjustments was the way to go.

The tutor commented at one point that not everyone has given their bit a title.  I just went "I'm not getting rid of my title, my title rocks."

1 comment:

Karen said...

been there done that with writing. Good luck with it.


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