Thursday, March 06, 2008

Feeling a little fragile

Not a great day health-wise today - feeling rather fragile, so haven't done as much of my read-through of The Gifting as I would have liked. Cue the usual stab of that well-known Writers' Guilt ... Ah well, I have managed to get to p226 so am at the last chapter of Part Two. A concept not to be sniffed at, I suppose.

And my publicity flyers for Thorn in the Flesh have finally (after much to-ings and fro-ings) been delivered and very nice they look too. I'm extremely pleased with them. Now all I have to do is find the energy to send some out to my less email-friendly friends, and any other contact I can think of! I was also delighted to see a small article about me and Thorn in Writers' News magazine, which was delivered today. Almost makes me sound like a real writer, ho ho.

Due to total exhaustion, I've fitted in a nap late this afternoon, which has taken the edge off it. I'd forgotten how much I love my naps, when I can get them - don't seem to have had the time - or been delicate enough! - for one for ages. So, hey, even fragility has a plus point. I've also finished Michael Connelly's Echo Park - another glorious Bosch novel. Ye gods, but he's bloody good. I had to sit down and read the last few chapters all in one session. The twists and turns and the upping of the tension were fantastic - and of course Bosch himself is so marvellous. I can't recommend any of that series highly enough.

Tonight, we're out at the theatre to see Rattigan's "The Deep Blue Sea". Ah, all that dying love, passion and angst - how can you go wrong? I'm sure it'll be good but I just hope I can fend off the tiredness that's threatening to overwhelm me. Better remember to video "Ashes to Ashes though ...

And was it just me or was (sorry to have to say it) "Torchwood" utter tripe last night? Dull, dull, dull. And way too shallow. Sorry. Somebody shoot that scriptwriter!

Today's nice things:

1. Books
2. Naps
3. Theatre.

Anne Brooke
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Goldenford Publishers


Jilly said...

I hope you're feeling less fragile and that you enjoy the play.

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Jilly - just off now!