Friday, July 10, 2009

elsewhere

Current work: Medical (and trying not to play with other stuff – note to head, PLEASE behave and focus on what you’re supposed to be doing)
Listening to: Haydn (string quartets)
Reading: Bernardine Kennedy, Old Scores – enjoying this very much. Yes, it’s dark. But it’s a redemption story and you can see the characters growing and changing, so it works for me (read until very late last night because I couldn't put it down). There is kindness and love to counterpoint the heroine’s home life. Rattling good pace, too.

I’m blogging elsewhere today – e-Harlequin. Firstly on the medical authors’ blog there, talking about pomegranates; and then (later today because the hosties are posting it for me and they’re on US time rather than UK) on the e-Harlequin my favourite hero’ blog, which is written by the hero of Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh. Do go over and explore!

My head is also elsewhere today. Almost two centuries away. Sigh. This is not good. I know I’m using some of it in the current book (if my lovely ed is reading: VERY VERY gentle brushstrokes, so you won’t have to make me strip it out), but my head’s taken it as licence to play. The WIP is falling apart before my very eyes. Arrgh! Methinks this is going to be a kitchen timer kind of day, i.e. make myself write in 15-minute bursts (which can be edited later: I need to get the words down instead of avoiding it and working on something with a much longer deadline).

Am very glad I didn’t buy any biscuits this week – except Oreos, which the kids love and I loathe. I could comfort eat rather too much today. (It's a crow day.)

Righty. Coffee and work.

12 comments:

Michelle Styles said...

I gather then you will notbe interested in an Oreo cheesecake recipe...Oreos have to be eaten properly...
Good luck. About to do the time thing myself.

Diane said...

The kitchen timer method is by far the best with me too. Good luck, and pat yourself on the back every time you clock up another 15 minutes.

Nell Dixon said...

Hugs, I loathe Oreos too. I bribe myself with word count - for every 500 words down I get a ten minute break to play spider or do something on the net.

Liz Fielding said...

Hurray, someone else who hates Oreos. Loathe Bourbons, too. Now give me a custard cream and I'm yours forever...

Lacey Devlin said...

The kitchen timer is a great idea thanks Kate! I'm sympathizing! Some days you wake up and you could use a kitchen timer just to get through the day :)

Angel Bluestocking said...

I'm going to try the kitchen timer method!

So true about getting it down...even when you don't want to.

Kate Hardy said...

Michelle - thanks for the offer, but, um... sorry. Not Oreo fan. (Cheesecake, yes. Lots. Oreos... no.)

Kate Hardy said...

Diane - thanks.

Kate Hardy said...

Nell - that's a good one. Every 500 words. Mmm. Would have to use the timer for the 10 mins, though!

Kate Hardy said...

Liz - with you on Bourbons, too.

My biscuit of choice? Scottish shortbread fingers. And there used to be these wonderful almond butter thins when I was a student. I *adored* those.

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - too right, some days the kitchen timer is the only thing to get you through it!

Kate Hardy said...

Angel - it's a hard lesson to learn, but better to do something than to regret a day wasted on angst.