Thursday, October 16, 2008

adrenaline

Current work: articles/new Medical/tinkering with other projects
Listening to: Corelli (because I'm twitchy and the concerti grossi are very calming)
Reading: Not Quite a Lady, Louise Allen (very enjoyable. A real-life event that sparked the idea – one that would’ve given me a lightbulb, too. All to do with a hoax – an ordinary address made notorious by someone ordering things to be sent to said house…)

Today, I don’t have blood in my veins. I have pure adrenaline.

Why?

Because of this.

And this.


I didn’t sleep well last night, I have enormous bags under my eyes, and… help. Even though I’m not expecting to win (it’s wonderful just to have been shortlisted: and the competition is of a very, very high standard, so I’m hugely pleased to be among them), and I know other people who will be there, I’m hideously nervous. More so, I think, than I was about the RNA awards do.
I have at least confessed to DH about the bag, so I can go with a clear conscience.

But I’m fidgety, so I think I’ll be working on nonfic and/or research for the Med this afternoon, after I’ve spent the morning with Dad.

13 comments:

Nicolette said...

The very best of luck, Kate.

rayannelutenerblog said...

I hope you manage to have some sleep tonight and enjoy yourself in your new finery. Very best of luck. We shall all be thinking of you. :-)

Liz Fielding said...

Fingers firmly crossed for you, Kate.

Lori x said...

and toes! Good luck.

Amy Andrews said...

Wow Kate - that's brilliant!! Best of luck.

Nell said...

Good luck, and enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Don't be nervous - you're a brilliant writer! Really hope you win :-)
Gillie B x

Kate Hardy said...

Nicolette - thank you.

Kate Hardy said...

Ray-Anne - actually, no, because I was a bit wired after the do. (I sneaked in a couple of hours of lovely, lovely research.) But thanks for the thoughts.

Kate Hardy said...

Liz and Lori - thanks for the crossings!

Kate Hardy said...

Amy - thanks :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Nell - thanks, I did enjoy the evening. Keith Skipper is very funny; as DH put it, 'He does a really good speech.' (And DH is a typical Norfolk man - OK, he wasn't born here, but he's lived here the same time as I have and I've traced his family back here for possibly 250 years - anyway, if he says something is 'all right', that's praise. More than that... is real praise!)

Kate Hardy said...

Gillie - thank you :o)