Saturday 23rd February 2008
I had a brilliant time at a Flash Fiction course this morning. The woman running the course was a writer who was full of enthusiasm and she gave us exercises that brought out some wonderful stuff from many people in the group. I really love this ultra short fiction – not a word wasted. I am very inspired at the moment and hoping to keep up the energy. I did a university certificate course in creative writing about fourteen years ago – and then I did my MA (information management – for my job) and the kids came along. There was never a moment to be writing fiction and I didn’t know that I missed it – needed it. So, here’s a reminder to myself – if you feel bad you’re not writing!! I’m not sharing here, or elsewhere, because I like to think I might actually get something published one day…
I met up with Dani and the kids at the pool in town. We all went for a swim – which Leo declared to be heaven – all four of us swimming together. We popped into the library and then went to a cake and ice-cream shop for a treat. We ate lemon meringue pie, banofee pie, and ice-cream.
Now we’re watching Rosemary and Thyme – so time to go.