April 19, 2010 Back in the saddle

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I blogged, sheesh, can hardly move here for the virtual cobwebs but have armed myself with a big can of cobwebs-be-gone and am clearing the air for an assault on the keyboard….let the spewing of words commence. 

So today I’m back in typing mode after a ten day sojourn in the wilds of Asia. Ok it was a long way from wild and there was room service but the traffic was wild so that’s something. One of the things I love about travelling though is the opportunity to eavesdrop on people from  many nations. Breakfast at a hotel is always great for me – not so much for my breakfast partner whose conversation is often met by a blank stare as I crane my neck sideways trying to listen to the next table. Note to writers: eavesdropping is not rude if you’re a writer. Really, I’m sure that’s written in the secret writers’ handbook.

So odd things heard at breakfast: ‘Im very particular about my jam.’ Says older man with slicked back hair trying to convince younger woman he is worldly. Gag. 

“I’ve been to Barcelona and I don’t know why anyone would want to go. It smells and everyone takes a nap in the afternoon.’ Says the super thin woman to her expensively shoed breakfast partner.  A: I wonder where she actually went in this, one of the best cities in Europe. Did she miss Gaudi’s amazing concotions of stone and curliqued glass? Did she not ramble on La Ramblas? Or perhaps she was simply staying above a fish market and had a desperate need to go shopping at 3 in the afternoon? Odd. And B: who wears closed shoes to breakfast in Asia?? Hmm. 

So now, on the writing front, the first book in the Rosie Black Chronicles is getting closer to completion and publication. I’ve reworked the title as well it is now simply called Genesis – short and sweet just how I like it. A sneak preview will be available soon so keep your eyeballs peeled and blinking for it.

Now I really need to get some work done. Ciao and over and out.

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