Saturday, December 31, 2005

For the last day of the year...

.. what I'm looking forward to - the book I've written with the poet Lynne Rees (www.lynnerees.com)coming out in March from Bluechrome (www.bluechrome.co.uk). It's called Messages, and is 300 pieces of 300 words which we exchanged by email over a frenetic six month period. More about this later, but found a wonderful website Muse to Muse (www.musetomuse.com) about two women who also found their creativity in partnership.

... what I'm watching - Hoop Dreams, a dvd my son got for Christmas. I keep having to leave the room because I'm crying.

... what I'm reading - Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, published by 4th estate.

... what I'm eating - everything in sight. Diet starts tomorrow.

My resolutions...

a) To write something every day
b) To canoe with my friend Sue
c) To make myself take a risk every week.
d) To learn how to do links on this.

My writing prompt - at the swimming pool today, there was a man dancing in the water with his little daughter. I thought how sweet until I saw the almost jealous expression on the face of his wife who was also watching, and I caught myself wondering what would happen if he asked her to dance like that tonight at a new years eve party.

3 comments:

Myfanwy Collins said...

I just finished "The Year of Magical Thinking" last night--it tore me into several small pieces. I'm still not fully recovered.

And, Happy New Year to you.

Sarah said...

Thanks Myfanwy - am chuffed you stopped by. And I've put The Year of Magical Thinking to one side until I think I can cope with it a bit better. I gave it to myself as a Christmas present, but from your comments and what I've read so far, I need a bit more space than at the moment. I'm reading instead Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me go. It's wonderful - highly recommend it.
And a very happy new year to you ...

frida said...

I just found your blog and the great plug for Muse to Muse. My blog mate Georgia is now living in London! I'll send her the link to your site.