Friday, 5 August 2011

July - Winters inspiration.

July has been a convoluted mess of early mornings, late nights reading, sitting by the fireplace or curling in bed with my sweetie. 

I wrote the first draft of my new short story called Not The Usual which, in a nutshell, is about a woman who becomes obsessed with taking furniture that she finds on side walks. It was a strange story to write, not my usual style, but I really enjoyed the process. 

I have another writing project in mind, which will be a gift to my boyfriend. 
Imagine a little book, folded and sown by moi. Gorgeous paper throughout - I found this incredible paper shop the other day - and every page with a haiku that portrays a favourite or significant moment in our relationship. 

I also FINALLY figured out a way to start the story I've been trying to write for almost two years. So I'm just going to force myself to sit down and write it. No more procrastination and not being able to start writing because I don't know the first paragraph. I'm just going to do it!

Also, another story of mine got published in a very cute little zine called Hands Like Mirrors, published by Susie and Stacey whose blog you can follow here

Books I read in July:

-Ann Brashares - Sisterhood Everlasting
-Lisa Schroeder - The day before (which you can read my thoughts on here)
-Loretta Ellsworth - In a heartbeat
-Jenny Han - The Summer I Turned Pretty
-Harlen Cobem - Live Wire
-Jessi Kirby - Moonglass
-Martin Lukes - Who moved my blackberry?