Yesterday & Today: 23rd May

Yesterday was something of a 'red letter' day given it was the first time I've ever held a book launch. Thanks to the magic of Zoom, I was able to spend an hour reading from and talking about the four books I have just published. I enjoyed the experience enormously, particularly the questions. And I … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 23rd May

Yesterday & Today: 22nd May

There's a tiny bit in Crash which has been concerning me in terms of losing a little tempo in the performance. When I had a run-through yesterday it struck me again. I may ask Andy about leaving out those four or five lines for the performance - though they will still be in the printed … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 22nd May

Yesterday & Today: 21st May

The sun was out and it felt a little like early summer yesterday - which is why I was able to spend time sitting outside working on plot points for 'Z'. Nearly up to three figures already, and there are still more to list! I also spent some time reading through Crash (i.e. non-performing) as … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 21st May

Yesterday & Today: 20th May

I managed to finish putting together the high-level summary of the main characters' relationships for my potential new fiction project yesterday (see the 19th May's post). It's a tangled web to say the least, and I wonder at what point complexity crosses the line to become something that is impossible to believe. Steer clear of … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 20th May

Yesterday & Today: 19th May

140 days of consecutive posting! This is probably where it starts to get difficult, not just for me but for my readers too... How can I keep things fresh I wonder? As it turned out there were two primary activities yesterday which took up my time: working on those new characters I've been talking about … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 19th May

Yesterday & Today: 18th May

I made an inexplicable omission when putting my diary entry together yesterday, and that was failing to acknowledge that there was a Ripon Writers' Group in the evening. The theme of the evening was 'Memoir' and members brought along various stories from their past lives, including some very early and close-up memories of The Rolling … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 18th May

Yesterday & Today: 17th May

Yesterday was really full-on; clicked-up nearly 7 hours of effort on the work-o-meter! I started with a run-through of Crash where I think I'm now about 85% learnt off-by-heart; the rest isn't that far behind. 100% isn't essential for the performance, but the more I can manage, the more impressive I think it will be. … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 17th May

Yesterday & Today: 16th May

I've tons on today! But before all that, how was yesterday? Well, I kicked off with two 'simple' read-throughs of Crash i.e. pretty much without the performance. Then I lost the majority of my time to other things: buying a new car; activity associated with preparing for our move in the summer... Isn't it amazing … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 16th May

Yesterday & Today: 15th May

In a very bitty day yesterday the most significant thing I did was to continue working on the 14 character profiles I initiated on retreat last week. If you recall, this was an attempt to settle on my next project by defining characters I might like to write about - and then subsequently wrap a … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 15th May

Yesterday & Today: 14th May

It was a particularly quiet day yesterday as I wound down from the retreat. I did a little work on "C' and some more on the new character profiles I started working on while I was away. Other than that, nothing to speak of. Today will be little different as I have 'life' taking over … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: 14th May