Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 18 - ended.


When I came home, I did manage to scrape out 1,166 words. I had resigned myself to writing no words at all, but a voice in my head kept telling me that if I didn't write something, I would remember how restful it was to lie around soaking up whatever the television wanted to throw at me, and That Way Lay Failure.

So I wrote a scene. I think I'll write it again when I'm not so tired, but I am glad I made the effort. Total words now? 37,375.

Today, I'll be working until 3:00 p.m., and then I'll be working myself into a lather over my pledge to read a poem at WordStorm tonight. I decided to read one of the poems I published here - the one that begins "Death comes in the morning" - Then I decided I didn't actually like the poem, so I rewrote it, and I asked Angel May to read it for me and tell me her thoughts. She thought she liked the first one much better. So I've printed out both versions of the poem, and today I'll decide whether to use the poem in its original form or incorporate some aspects of the new one. I owe my dear friend a great deal of gratitude for her efforts.

If I don't die of stage fright, I'll come back tomorrow - or tonight - and tell you how it went.

Meanwhile, I think I'll go check out TFE's castle to see whether the poteen party is under way yet. I'll bet it is, because they keep their clocks eight hours fast over there


AngelMay said...

I absolutely forbid you to die of stagefright - or of anything else for that matter. You will be fine. It's a wonderful poem. Now don't make me come up there! ;o)

Sandra Leigh said...

LOL! I know. I know. Now I'll have Bob Dylan's song in my head all day -"...You will not die - it's not poison!"

Chef E said...

Sandra are you doing Friday Shoot Outs? I cannot find the last one you did, so wanted to see them?

Titus said...

Good luck if it's yet to happen; hope it went well if it has!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Good luck with the reading, I really think the original is a very good/sad poem with controlled exquisite power of emotion.If the re-write is better it must be amazing! Still can't believe your wordcount and thanks for coming to the party.It's still in full swing!

Sandra Leigh said...

ChefE, I've sent you an e-mail re the shootout.

Titus and TFE, thank you - it's a long story. I'm going to write about it in a minute or two.

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