28 May 2015

Would Lloyd be OK with this?

I know imitation is the most sincere form of flattery but some things are just sacred, you know?

24 May 2015

Sad songs make me...

Lloyd, you will forgive me (hopefully) for stepping off course this week and penning a post not inspired by your awesome words. Fear not beloved muse this distraction won't last. I guarantee it.

Right. So I was out for an early morning walk today. Earphones in, song list on loop, eyes pretty much closed on the world around me...yet wide open on the one that exists inside:)

And a sad song comes on. I Love You But I Don't Know What To Say by Ryan Adams. Sad? OK, maybe this one's more melancholy. Sad, melancholy: they're both in the same family though aren't they?

It comes on and I'm instantly inside the head of Eve, the central character of my novel. Right now I'm working on a scene between Eve and her Dad. It's a hard one. There are some tricky emotions going on that I really, really want to get it right. I want it to feel authentic. Authentic and delicate. Authentic and delicate and sad.

8 May 2015

I gotta connect...these days it's just who I am

Lloyd's reaction when Diane Court breaks up with him.

"She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen."


Hi there. Sorry about the warning but I felt it was only fair. 

The truth is I started writing this post a few weeks back. I got a few paragraphs in and couldn't really work out how to clearly express what wanted to say. So I did what I do when I'm being unabashedly lazy and bad. I closed the doco and spent some high calorie minutes flicking through the latest celeb news on dailymail.com

Don't judge, please!

So anyways, I came across those jumbled paragraphs last night when I was tidying up my blog folder. I promptly deleted them because they were crap, but I was left wondering if it wasn't worth giving the post another try.