As tasty as mum’s puddings: alberta’s check in

Very short check in this week I’m afraid.  It might be that I will have to duck out of this round, giving it another week and hoping appointment for cardiologists comes through soon.  Have spent so much time asleep this week, have acheived very little, the time I am up is filled with essentials such as walking the dog, cleaning the loo:( boring stuff like that. Even cooking has become a monumental effort.

However, although I only managed 4000 words on short stories, with the help of my dragon, lovely creature, I did post another blog in my food security series and a book review for one of my reading challenges.  I have updated my reading challenge 2012 list page.

I have had a lot of time to read:

The second book of  The Ice and Fire- Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin – I am so pleased I have finally got to these books – just amazing reads – have the boxed collection on my wish list at amazon now:)

I also read The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna for the chunky book group up here in cyberspace –   Not an easy read emotionally dealing as it does with the recent war in Sierra Leone.  A novel of beautiful writing but tragically sad.

Relics of the Dead by Ariana Franklin for the book group here in the village: medieval Glastonbury, unexplained bones and skull dugerary.

I finished of Witchfinders by Malcolm Gaskill – non fiction about witch hunting in UK in 17th century.

And for light relief:) Troll’s- Eye View ed by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling collection of great reworked fairy tales

I may not have the energy to write but all this lazing around has had enabled me to strengthen the structure of Ancestor’s Tale in my mind and I have imagined better (I think) scenes so that when I can get back to it all I shall be ready to go.

Have a working title of The Threshold Tapestry for my folk tales, just happened tonight so my little bar hasn’t changed yet. So I have been engaged with words this week but not mine.  not a wasted week, just not what was planned.

Not planning any goals for next week – it’s a game of wait and see:) we used to have a dish called a wait and see pudding when I was a child- always exciting so maybe I will have a good week – as tasty as mum’s puddings always were

I hope everyone had a good week and the coming one will be good

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5 thoughts on “As tasty as mum’s puddings: alberta’s check in

  1. Tia Bach says:

    Thinking of you and sending a big hug! Glad you’ve been reading, it’s so important to good writing, and figuring out some writing plans in your head. Hope you can get back to writing and feeling more energetic soon.

  2. Julie Glover says:

    It’s awfully frustrating when health issues are a barrier to writing. I hope you are feeling much better soon. It looks like you did some great reading. My hubby likes George R.R. Martin too. Hope this week is a better one for you. We’re here pulling for you!

  3. reviveyourcreativity says:

    4000 words is certainly nothing to sneeze at, and it sounds like you were able to still get some writing churned out on other projects, as well.

    In any case, I hope you’re feeling better soon. It sounds like you have a lot of ideas that will be ready to go when you have the chance to write again!

  4. Juliana Haygert says:

    Ah, hope you feel better!
    How is that dragon going? You liking it?
    Stay well! Have a great week!

  5. KM Huber says:

    Please check in with us as you are able, Alberta. I deal with energy issues myself and as you say, writing is just not possible at times, especially when one has the everyday of life to tend to as well. Do not expend energy responding to my comment but do know I am thinking of you.

    Karen.

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