HI there, It's been ages since I wrote. I have undergone an operation which involved removing a bone from my hand and doing all sorts of mind-blinding things to the sinews in my arm. They said I wouldn't be able to type for three months and they were correct. They also said I would not be up to writing, but the Muse or the Daemon did not agree, hence I wrote 17,000 words longhand in two weeks. Lying in bed, I took the time to catch up on my novel,'Fractured Night using the blessed A4 pad and a Biro, I also became quite adept with the Dragon,but being dosed up with painkillers, I was much slower than I thought. The painkillers created a feeling of drifting calm and I wondered if perhaps this was how the great Romantics felt when they imbibed the laudanum, opium and other things. Mary Shelley - Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Coleridge, Wordsworth? Although I am not sure that Wordsworth imbibed.
Hang on, I shall just surf to see if he did. ..... Nope he didn't, :))
So, on writing in longhand - really surprising. Having typed straight onto the PC for ages, I didn't think I could be inspired to write long hand, but needs must as the devil drive, or St. Gabriel, and I just loved it .
However I am back with the PC and loving it even more.
Now I have to go as the X Factor is coming on soon. I do enjoy it, being an ex-singer myself - touring Europe, being asked out by some great names that I will not write down here. Oh by the way, talking out loud to the Dragon was an experience, quite incredible, I found I was using different voices for the characters - really amusing.
Have a lovely evening.
Best wishes, Katy.