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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The glamorous side of writing and the admin of life!

The last few days have been rather frustrating in that I have got little writing work done. This has been due to a combination of factors which can't be avoided but annoying all the same. So I'm glad to report I have the next three days off work and the ability to engage completely in my writing work.

I need to finally finish an application and get it sent off today and then get on with starting a book proposal. I have spent some of the past few days reading up on everything I need to include. I really have no idea as to whether this will result in anything but just doing it will be really good practice.

As for the glamorous side of writing I don't think I can represent it at the moment! Sadly I am too broke to get my hair dyed at the salon and my collection of white hairs is becoming more obvious. At 29 I don't feel like I should have any white hairs but I found the first on my 21st birthday! So I have conceded to dying it at home although I am too broke until pay day to even buy a pack. So I went in with my Boots advantage card with adequate points to get the dye and they refused to sell it to me! Why? Because I have changed my name (to my married name) and apparently they sent me out a new card. I wouldn't mind but I put the card in the points checker and all the information came up on screen including my married name! So I left Boots and the hair dye on the counter. I could have paid somehow but I don't see why I should when I have the points stored up!

Anyway to add to my glamour status today I am sat here with a white alice band on to control my wild hair and to hide the white ones and my Primark tracksuit bottoms for comfort! It is not a good look but you can't see me so I'm not worried! I think at some point I may have to address my fashion sense before I venture out into the world again. I wonder what the awards ceremonies would look like if writers turned up in what they wrote in!  


3 comments:

  1. Too true! I write in my pj's mostly but I think it's a good thing. It's hard to write anything pretentious when you’re wearing pink trousers with sheep on!! Wishing you a productive few days of freedom!

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  2. It would be a little like a pj party I reckon!

    Hoping to be productive as well! At least the weather isn't tempting me out!

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  3. One of the joys of writing is being able to wear what you like while you're doing it! Although make sure there's a slinky dress hanging up somewhere ready for that call to the awards ceremonies...;)

    Best wishes for your next few writing days x

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