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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Number Two


Well, Number Two is finished (for the moment). Got to that point at which I knew it was done - was the way I wanted it (for the time-being). Enjoyed a day of feeling pleased with the way it had worked out, before beginning to wonder about Number Three. Celebrated this by going for a wander around the town and to have a look at the effects of a recent king tide: it ate several metres of dune and closed a road by throwing rocks across it (and the walking track). Pretty awesome. Glad I wasn't in the car at time. Glad I wasn't walking there at the time.


Am going to be travelling around a bit for a short while now, so may seem a little distant from blogdom at times, but will try and post (and visit blogs) when I can.

6 comments:

Jon Haylett said...

Enjoyed the post, Paul.

I think the inability to truly 'finish' with a story - be it a book or a short story - is one of the most frustrating things about writing. With so many jobs in life it's easy to put a line under them and say - "Done it!" You teach a class for a year; they leave; finish, they're on their own. I've just built a wall; it's done; I won't need to tinker with it again. But a story, a book - even when it's in print I want to change it. I've come closest to satisfaction with a short story. I really believed it was done, that it couldn't be improved. Then a word didn't seem quite right....

What is it about writing that drives us to seek perfection?

Mike French said...

Phew you got there - you owe yourself a large drink Paul - well done, can't wait to see it in the shops!

Mr. Grudge said...

Hi Paul,

By "number two" I suppose you mean your second novel? A toast to you. I've been out of the loop for a while. i am glad to see you still here. Cheers. -Mike.

Swubird said...

Paul:

Congratulations. I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel - what a sense of accomplishment.

Great pictures of the countryside.

Happy trails.

gary davison said...

Congratulations on finishing number 2 Paul. All the best with it and hopefully see you soon!

Jane Turley said...

Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!

Naturally I'm celebrating about the potential of us winning The Ashes.....

No okay...it was your book! I was just teasing!

(We've no chance of winning The Ashes - but hey, a girl can dream....)