Kate Allan

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Blog meme and the postman

Wenlock has tagged me with this blog meme. Ok, why not... here are the instructions:

1. Delve into my blog archive.
2. Find my 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in my blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas...
5. Tag five people to do the same.

My 23rd post is a short writing update from January this year, entitled Nearly half way through JOURNEY. It only has 4 sentences. This is the last sentence:

Hope to finish before the end of the month, so I can go on holiday with a clear conscience.

i.e. I was in the middle of editing the first novel manuscript I ever completed back in 2001 as the full had been requested by DC Thomson and wanted to finish before I went on holiday. I suffer from general guilt when I time waste and am not being productive and I was posting setting myself a goal in order to publically shame myself into meeting it!

Maybe I can learn something from this? i.e. set myself some goals for the wip.

Not that I will be doing much in the immediate future as my copy-edits for Perfidy and Perfection arrived from Hale yesterday morning:
'Hi!' the postman said as I, with hair not even brushed yet (I was still in the middle of getting ready for work), signed for the parcel.
'Hi,' I replied.
'I know you from the Writers'.'
'You probably don't recognise me in my uniform, eh? But I was that same talk with you by that literary agent.'

Right, better tag some people* for the blog meme:
Sela Carsen, Wendy Wootton & Kate Hardy

* I know it's not five but who's counting? ;)


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