"Have to finish this".
Little more time flies by.............. and so on.
I love being gripped by work, it's very exciting when that happens. But I also feel like I've been mugged and holed up in a dark room with one light source: work. I find I want to go on, and on, and on, and I get very tired, rub my bleary eyes a lot, and stop caring about all those little things that need to be done around the house. It used to be I'd have the doggies to fish me out of my work stupor, because they need walking. Now I've got the pull of my blog, which is an excellent thing. (And of course the little doggies still need their walks, don't worry, they don't get neglected!). I imagine Hugo might feel he's living with a strange being from outer space when he sees me in this frame of mind.
It always happens when I start a new book, the excitement of getting to know the new characters, meeting them as they form on the page. And they don't just stop lurking around me when I leave the studio and step back into reality, no, they pop up all over the place. Very distracting.
(So I have to admit, I feel 'fuzzy' at the moment).
The reason I called this post "hanging me on the line" is this, I've been interviewed by a fellow blogger.
Don't really know what to say about it, other than, if you'd like to read it, you can, by clicking on this link.
Anyway, you might be wondering why I'm showing you a photo of my pink bag, sitting on the floor in our hallway? You weren't?!! Oh well, that's a good thing, because there's really not much to the photograph, other than, I was turning the corner, after having come down the stairs, and saw this exact image before me. I thought, "that's a lovely spectacle". Do you ever experience that? A visual surprise you come across in your own home? Normally I place things around the house to please myself, so it doesn't often happen that I get nice visual surprises, it's usually just a "I do like looking that.........", sort of thing.
Maybe I was having one of those 'aware days'.
The table covered with yarn and crochet, a table covered with colour.
All these things caught my eye as I went on my business about the house.
I like these days I become very aware of things around me, it's............ well.......... exciting!
And lastly, before I take the doggies for their leg stretch, here's a number : 227. That's the number of votes I've had for my blog, on the little blogs awards at the Dorset Cereals site! Yippee! Thank you so much, you've been extraordinarily supportive. There is a blogger, (name is 'needled', excellent blog I have to say), who has over 500 votes, so it's impossible for me to win. But if you feel like you want to vote for my blog anyway, just step over to this link, and vote for me, because you never know, I could suddenly get an extra 300 votes! Optimism is a funny thing, isn't it?!
And you know what? It's another three day weekend this weekend! Monday is a Bank holiday. So that means I'll be back here to say hello, on Tuesday. Have a good weekend, even if yours is the regular two day variety. Love Vanessa xxx