Poets Work

Poets Work

Saturday I went into Cheltenham to meet friends and write and what have you. It was great to see my friend Andy again who I orginally met at a writing group in Cheltenham back before my house was flooded in 2007!

The postcards and stickers of my art work arrived form moo so I gave him some one of each which he seemed really happy about :) He also told me I should be selling them.

Somehow three hours disappeared in the blink of an eye.

Then I went on to Centre Arts who are running an Arts Cafe on Saturday afternoons.
I had a cup of coffee and proceeded to write several poems inspired by the artwork, I also got to talk to artists who go there to draw.

I finished the day off by sorted out my poetry mug – I love this cupcake tea cupe :)

It may not sound like work but with the aememia acting up (an me passing out!) it was very exhausting but it was definately worth it. I’d been in on Tuesday as well to watch a talk about The European History of Warewolves which was interesting by (Deborah Hyde)[http://www.jourdemayne.com/about-jourdemayne].

It was a narrowed down talk so covered a later bit of history than what I have been researching lately. However it did tie in with the time period of the first Punk storyline and I’d very much want to add in the warewolf, witch and vampire myths on top but within the context of actual history, science and the storyline itself. Well that was really the point of going!

From a writing point of view Tuesday was a very productive day – I spent it trying to get an overview of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Tudor period but completely side tracked myself in disease history (as you do!).

This was all whilst cuddling my baby who was in one of her slightly grumpy ‘I am teething’ moods and so wouldn’t be put down.

After the warewolf talk, I wrote a horror story based on real accounts of the Black Death – I should have been sleeping but had brain over load!

I freaked myself out slightly and ended up having to wake my husband up – this is a good sign though – I feel my best horror stuff is written in this way – though poor Al was not amused!

I have a story idea that came out of the talk too but it is very disturbing so can’t face writing it yet. It maybe shelved until GothNoWriMo or something.

The talk was good in another way though – I realised as I miss people who think and know stuff. I was sitting there and some makes a comment about us and chimpanzees and I know it’s wrong and before I can say anything someone else corrects the guy! It just sort of felt like uni again and I have always really missed that atmosphere.

Writing wise this month is being hectic with me running WoPoWriMo too and I really want to donate some more poems to charity cause – one for the disabled and their fight at the moment and some for Freedom – a book shop that was fire bombed in London on Friday.

So I am chugging along with the work thing – never as fast as I want but little bits will build-up.

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2013 @ 2:25 pm
Categories: Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Writing.
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