Well this week, finds me looking forward to a quieter week than last. What with the book club, lots of children coming to tea, an art day at school and a whole day at the weekend spent in search of the elusive swimming costume, I have cleared this week free in order to concentrate on my writing.
What is with swimming costumes, we move into the month of October and you can't find one anywhere! The girls are taking top up swimming lessons at school and had to wear appropriate swimwear. I assumed bikinis would be out of the equation and spent all day Saturday trying to find them sensible swimwear. It was a tough search, but eventually we ended up with rather sensible navy blue ones, much to the girl's disgust. They were hoping pink, purple or even a nice multicolour pattern, but oh no, the matronly navy blue ones were all we could find.
We then spent Sunday at school ( I know school on a Sunday! Madness, I say, madness) participating in an Art Day. We got to make lovely miniature scrap pages for the flying books which are making their way around West Sussex. They are no bigger than a pocket diary and each page has to be decorated by a different person according to the theme of the book. There were about 12 books and the themes ranged from A Book of Black and White, to A Book of Fashion and lots of others. It was really good fun and I am tempted to get a set for the girls to do at home with their friends. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera, so I can't show you the ones we made, but if you click on flying books above, you will get a better idea of what they look like.
My writing was going well until the weekend when life just go too busy, so I am about 3,000 words behind in my writing. I hope to spread those out over the next few days in order to keep up and not lose momentum. It is horrible, when you just don't have time and the words then accumulate onto the next day. It doesn't help the novelty and excitement for the first week is wearing off and every thing feels like an effort, but I refuse to give up. I made a commitment to myself to do this and I won't let myself down.
I have just started reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, which is my book club read and all I can say is, why haven't I read this sooner. I have even put Mockingjay to the side, which is a bit of a shock as I have loved The Hunger Games series, but there are lots of twists already in the plot and I am desperate to know the truth. I finished Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan and really enjoyed it. I found the first part a little boring, but once the main character moved to New York, I was completely absorbed in the story.
Anyway, must crack on, I have a few thousand outstanding words to type. Wish me luck.