Saturday, 7 July 2012

Balancing on One Leg

It's Saturday and I am painting the bathroom and writing my flamingo story which you will have no idea about unless you follow me on Twitter or Facebook and even then you'll still probably have no idea about it. Not that you should.

Anyhow, while waiting for paint to dry I am working on the first draft of said story. This story was supposed to be a daft little thing but while formulating ideas it became more ambitious and now I've rewritten and rewritten the first paragraph a dozen times. I am aware how wrong that is and that I should just get it down, but this is often how I work. First paragraphs take me half the time and then once I settle into a story I (usually) fly through the first draft. We have to find our feet first and I've started this story in numerous locations. Maybe by the time we finish it'll be a daft little thing again. Either way, there will be flamingos.

11 comments:

Robert Crosby said...

Are the flamingos evil? This would challenge many people's preconceptions of flamingos. BTW- I got the Ice Picks book. Thank you very much! I enjoyed your story.

Cate Gardner said...

Not at all, Robert. And thank you for letting me know about Ice Picks.

Simon said...

Flamingoes are cool, or at least they will be in this story, as pretty much everything you write it...:-)

Cate Gardner said...

I appreciate your confidence, Simon

Simon Kewin said...

Flamingos are good. Funny how those little ideas grow and grow.

Cate Gardner said...

They're always a surprise, Simon. Ideas that is and not Flamingos.

Savage Citytatters said...

I used to be fascinated by the flamingos at the zoo. The way they balance on one skinny little leg. Apparently they change colour depending on what they eat, so in theory you can have any colour flamingos you like. Pretty cool!

P.S. The trouble with blogger is that you can't leave comments without signing into google :(

Savage Citytatters said...

This is Georgina, by the way.

Cate Gardner said...

That's a fascinating fact, Georgina. I will have to steal that information. (Blogger is a pain in the ass sometimes)

Savage Citytatters said...

Well, I just checked my info and apparently the range of colour is from white, through pink, orange and bright red. I don't know if there's any reason why you couldn't have a blue or green flamingo, though.

Cate Gardner said...

In fiction, anything is possible.