>And so I fired off my reply to the potential new editor thanking her for giving me the opportunity to resubmit, and saying I’d write something less seasonal or more topical for her meanwhile.
Yesterday evening on Facebook I had a bit of a brainstorm. I’m very, very good at coming up with ideas, can spot one – or several – at 20 paces, and often give them away, but I do miss the interaction and fresh input of a writers’ group. So I chucked the idea out there to mull and chew over, and I had such a good response my head filled with 7 characters and 3 stories.
There was no way I would sleep with all that going on, and I became a midnight scribbler. By the time I turned in (at 2am) I’d outlined another 3 stories, and woke up with one bubbling away too. They’re all linked – they’re set in the same Miners’ Welfare Club (MWC), in the same pit village, with the same celebration (Harvest Festival), and the same bigwig/VIP/local dignitary – but they have 3 pairs of main characters (one pair each) and are targeted at 3 different magazines for now, including the potential new one.
Today has been a bit of this, a bit of that – a bit of housework (aka laundry – I filled both washing lines today for the first time in months), a bit of the gig list (it’s August next week), a bit of writing (jottings and more scribbling), and this evening I get ready for being back at work tomorrow.
It’s a 3-day week at work this week, I would normally have been out on Thursday but I moved that to today so I could make my holiday as long as possible. Three-day weeks are cool, though, and I’m looking forward to going back and seeing everyone.
Perhaps I should have bought chocolates …
Don’t forget day 2 of the holiday below this one.