Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Break

The writing has not been going well this week but strangely I'm not stressing out about it. My 1000 word a day streak wasn't going to last forever and I'm feeling burnt out - so a break, however unexpected, comes as a relief.

Maybe I'm just looking forward to the weekend too much to sweat the writer's block. We're making dinner for my parents on Thursday and going to see The Weir at the Gate Theatre; The Ours took me to see the play in London not long after we first met, so it's very close to our hearts.

Saturday is Blondie's barbeque in the afternoon (c'mon sunshine!) and Paddington's birthday in the evening. Then on Sunday my parents are back from Wicklow and we're eating out - not sure where yet, any suggestions welcome!

Hopefully I'll be able to tackle the seventh story again soon, but until then there's plenty of cleaning and washing to do - why do weekends away turn your flat into a rubbish tip?

11 comments:

HelenMH said...

Busy times!

marmiteandtea said...

The weekend sounds great, have a lovely time.
I wish the magic fairies came in when you were away I always seem to leave chaos behind me!

Annie Bright said...

Hey, Yvonne
I clicked on your link for The Weir play. It looks a brilliant play. My grandfather was from Sligo and liked the inside of a pub - a little too much I fear :-)
And I love the supernatural too - so right up my street then! I hope you post what it was like. Enjoy yourselves!

conortje said...

A break is essential every now and then. Looks like you have the perfect attitude :-)

Tam said...

Huh. It doesn't take a weekend away to make my house messy...

Have a great weekend when you get to it :-)

Yvonne said...

Helen, they are!

M&T, I could have done with some magical fairies, might wish for them next time.

Annie, it was brilliant when I saw it eight years ago, I'll let you know if I liked this version!

Conortje, thanks, if I had a quiet week I'd probably be freaking out ;)

Tam, it's true, I can never escape the mess for long.

Fionnuala said...

Its the rubbish elves - they sneak in when you're not there or not looking. I have some too. Pesky little varmints...

KAREN said...

I've got my mum coming down tomorrow for ten days, so it'll be hard dragging myself away from the kettle to do any writing!

Hope you had a lovely weekend :o)

SpiralSkies said...

I'm really quite jealous of your life. You've really got it all sorted, even if your duvet covers do hide from you.

Goddess Schmoddess.

Yvonne said...

Fionnuala, I knew it was those feckers!

Karen, it's good to talk - you can write anytime!

Jen, and I'm so jealous that you can work full-time, do a photography course, run every morning and write a book. Please tell me your secret!

Debs said...

It's good to have a break sometimes, I did this week and it really helped.

I've spent the morning cleaning (family coming round) and was exhausted, but at least it now looks presentable. Long may it last.

Have a great weekend.