Saturday 22 January 2011

Ghosts and Pretty People

Today proved my most productive day of the year so far. I believe it may have something to do with my internet and TV going kapput for about three hours. Coincidence, I think not.

Leaped over a tricky scene in The Ghosts of Folding Time and added 2760 words to its pot, and wrote the second draft of a short (Asylum of Lost Shoes) which has lurked in my story file since September 30th. Bad me. Though, I am only following Mr King's advice in allowing that story to brew. Some of the stories hiding in that file are monsters though. Seriously ugly monsters.

Luckily all is well with the technology now, so I can skip downstairs and watch the rather cute Andrew Lee Potts play with some dinosaurs in Primeval. And ooh, I get a double dose of ALP this week as Alice (which I didn't even know existed until last week - thank you Carrie) arrives in the UK.

Life is sweet.


Andrea Allison said...

It's always good to be productive. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Poor shoes. Get lost and they throw you in an asylum. :\

Life is sweet indeed.

Fox Lee said...

Send some of your productive energy my way. Unless I plan to write a story about Japanese men's asses, I'm not exactly being creative.

Michael Stone said...

Great wordcount! I'm seriously envious.

Unknown said...

No fair. You always come up with the coolest titles.

Cate Gardner said...

Definitely, Andrea

I'm clinging onto my shoes real tight, Aaron.

You're on holiday, Natalie. Procrastination is allowed.

And I'm envious of how far you are into your book, Mike.

Cheers, Jeremy

Simon said...

Good on you, Cate! We want lots more stories from you this year... but if ogling the likes of Andrew Lee Potts gives you inspiration then you go, girl. :D

Rich said...

Awesome stuff... (the stories, not the TV - Primeval - seriously? :)

Cate Gardner said...

I shall ogle some more, Simon.

Seriously, Rich.