Phil: With all restrictions in place and our worlds clamped down hard, communications between members of team NolanParker have taken a turn for the weird.
“4067 steps. 2 trains. No cake” I message. “10009” comes the reply.
Basically, we’ve started becoming competitive on the numbers of steps taken during the day. Occasionally, I even win.
Since many of my strolls involve bits of the countryside where I might see a train (how I miss the days of travelling this way) and occasionally, there is a cake pickup involved, I bundle those into the message too.
Trouble is, it all sounds but Bridget Jones. Her diary lists the number of calories eaten, cigarettes smoked and units of alcohol consumed. At least our messages are a bit healthier!
I suppose describing ourselves in numbers is all we have left at the moment. It’s not like talking about the weather is much fun, and we’re all bored of chatting pandemic!
Filed under Phil, Writing
Candice:Last year, Phil and I went to an event called “How to get published.” Organised by the esteemed publication, the writers and artist yearbook. We came away with lots of ideas about our writing style, what might work when writing to an agent, and how it’s all really a game as there are no right or wrong answers. We also learned alot about our fellow writers, their thoughts, approaches and dress sense. (Nice Mulberry bag not essential but a bonus).
Nearly one year on and we have a few more rejection letters under our belt, some more feedback from our readers and some suggestions for a rewrite. In fact, I had another idea about an approach when I was out running the other day, but I am going to keep that between me and Phil for our next catch up. So, we thought we have a dip into this how to get published malarky again, just to keep us fresh.
Tonight we are off to an event that is part of Stratford Literary Festival so see if some of the Bard’s success will rub off on us. We’ll let you know how we get on.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends….
Filed under Candice, Writing