04 July 2006

News and music

I have a story called Gardening with Grace up at the erotic ezine Oysters and Chocolate. It'll be there for a month. Another story Angel has been added to the Treasure Chest at ERWA. So I'm happy.

I was thinking the other day that I hardly listen to music anymore. I'm one of those people who can't have music on when I'm reading or writing. I have to really listen to it, so I find it completely distracting. But someone had some Mozart on a few days ago and I realised how much I missed it.

I've cut out quite a few thing from my life since I've been writing seriously and I'm not sure I need to. I don't miss television at all, but I do miss music and other visual experiences like film or galleries. And I've become shockingly sedentary.

So I need to change this. It makes for a limited life experience which is not good for a writer anyway. Although I'm wary of goals, I'm going to try to do two things, listen to music when I come home from work and work on building my abdominal muscles so my back doesn't hurt so much. Both good non writing goals.

I have the day off today and it's cold, wet and misty outside. So a good day for pottering around the house and doing some exercise with Mozart on.


At 4 July 2006 at 8:57 am , Blogger Amra Pajalic said...

I have the same goal-the building the abdominal muscles. Have been doing hardly an exercise and when I start working full time will be feeling the pain. Plus my husband has developed a RSI on his back for the same reason so when the move is over and we settle into a routine that's our number one goal.

I sometimes listen to music when I write. Usually when it's a emotional scene and really feel the difference in my mood. It's good to have some non-writing related goals. Too much tunnel vision cramps the creativity.


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