Get Set

4 Oct

I start my Faber Academy course in about 30 hours time.  Had a bit of a sleepless night last night – not worried about it, just wide awake and feeling very alert but in an unproductive way.  At least I watched the LoveFilm DVD that has been sitting next to the telly for about 6 weeks (Doubt). 

I got an email from a Faber facilitator last week and it looks like there will just be 9 of us on the course – 6 women and 3 men – which surprised me a bit, I thought the gender split might be more even, or even be tipped the other way. 

The novel is going well at the moment (up to 27000 words now), but with the kids off school from Wed until the 18th I’m planning for a bit of a break.  Hopefully during the holidays I’ll at least be able to re-read what I’ve done so far and plan the next stages.  I seem to be making a bit of a patchwork quilt of a novel so I need to figure out where the holes are and see what bits I’ve only written in my head.  I keep thinking, “I’m sure there’s another bit here,” and then I realise that I’ve only written down a note to myself rather than the elegant paragraphs that I composed while hanging up the washing.


2 Responses to “Get Set”

  1. Gerry Duggan October 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    We all know you have the silk thread to stitch the patchwork quilt together.

    I hope you find the course enjoyably hard work.


  2. Julie Gray October 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    enjoy the course Colette, it will be a lot of fun!


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