|Image: Ena G|
Although I was on standby for my day job all weekend, which meant I couldn’t really leave the house and go far, it didn’t put a spoiler on my weekend at all. In fact, it was a weekend to remember.
After the exhausting shift I put in on Friday, I slept well into the Saturday morning, not seeing the light of day until shortly after 10am.
A relaxing brunch was had before I spent the day with Gail. We’re working on an exciting new project together, which involved much discussion, debate, brainstorming, and then work. We don’t normally get to be so creative together, so being involved and working it the way we did was extremely satisfying and a heck of a lot of fun.
Before we knew it darkness had fallen and the day was gone, so the Prince Balti House was called and a DVD placed into the machine. We watched Babel, which I thought contained some excellent acting and a clever plot. My Madras arrived midway through the film and lined my empty belly perfectly.
That was Saturday; yesterday was just as good, although a lot quieter.
After a slow and long morning I spent half my day working on BACCARA BURNING, and the other half on Compass Freelance.
BACCARA is coming on now that I’ve committed myself to a few decisions. The book is almost split in two sections—possibly even three—and the joins feel bumpy, which is why I think I’ve been having problems making decisions on how to handle it.
My Compass Freelance website hasn’t really been doing anything because my freelance writing and website design sites were both separate entities. I’ve now taken both of these down and amalgamated them into a single website under the name Compass Freelance, the accent on this being more on website design and writing for my existing clients. I’m happy with the mix and I’m very happy with the website now. You can check it out here: www.compassfreelance.co.uk
In the evening, after an awesome feed of bangers and mash, I did some reading from a short story book and watched a film, Stormbreaker. Load of tosh really but interesting and quirky enough for me to enjoy it late on a Sunday night.
And with that I find myself on a grey but humid Monday morning. I have a busy day in the office ahead, but expect to complete the spinetingler story I’m writing, perhaps a poems or two for an up-coming competition, and more on BACCARA BURNING.
But before I leave you, the picture at the top of this post is my wee sister, Binny, who yesterday ran the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow. Congratulations Binny!!!