Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Marathon Month

T.S. Eliot said, "April is the cruelest month."


If April is the month for cruelty, then July should be the month of marathons.

While I am all for doing things to excess, July is really the only month that this is a possibility, because Uni is over for the whole month, unlike June where I have exams for part of it. Things that I finally have time to do include writing, reading and watching far too much Television.

So far, this holidays I have watched 4 and a half seasons of Gilmore Girls, read 8 chapters of Ulysses (and finished numerous other books but reading Ulysses was for a race... one I think I might be losing) and written 10 012 words on the new and improved "The Compound."

This morning, I took in a Write-In at Il Cibo cafe on Market St in Fremantle. If you ever get there, have their coconut bread. It is to die for. My friend L and I grabbed their biggest table, which was was fortunate because there were five of us there by the end... more might even have showed up after I left. What I have discovered about myself is that I am strictly a desk writer. I must have no distractions, and people count as a distraction. So does creepy piped in music.

By midnight I need to have come up to 11 669 words. But I'm not going to push it too hard.

There is no better feeling in the world than fetting exactly what you want. But if it happened all the time, it wouldn't be anywhere near as big a deal.

Stay tuned for my review of Kill Your Darlings Issue 2.

2 comments:

  1. Nobody turned up after you left, but the waiter with the ponytail lent me his copy of Dot Dot Dash's newest issue!

    Also, I got caught up xD

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  2. Il Cibo's muffins om nom nommmm!

    Haven't had the coconut bread but I'll make sure I do next time.

    April is most definitely the cruelest month. T.S. Eliot knows things.

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