So, I thought I might as well pop over to my blog and share some random musings with everyone. You lucky people!! ;-) And something I've been wondering about all day today (for some reason) is whether or not there are other writers out there like me - those that never, ever switch off. I mean, surely I can't be the only one out there with an inability to relax? Because, no matter how hard I try, I just cannot chill out. And I do try - and, I have to say, Britain's Got Talent semi-final week is doing a sterling job of trying to take my mind off all things literary this week, (would be better if there weren't adverts every five minutes, but I do love Ant & Dec...) by giving me something to whinge about, mainly, (not Ant & Dec though) but, that aside, I just can't switch off. I can't. Can't do it.
|Ant & Dec... lovely Geordie boys...|
I guess what I'm trying to say is, even though I would sometimes love to just push the writing to one side for a few hours, I can't do it. It's always with me now, and I can't really complain because I love it. I love the fact I have the opportunity to do this every day, to follow my dream (my writing dream, that is, not the one that involves Keanu Reeves and a plate of chocolate cupcakes...). I just wondered if I was the only one out there who's found themselves putting the kettle in the fridge because my mind's been trying to put together a plot for my Christmas romance when I should have been making two cups of tea...
Anyway, maybe I'm just one of those people who thinks too much, obsesses about things (and I don't mean Bradley Cooper!), and refuses to let myself take a step back and relax. Can I change that? I doubt it. It's the way I am, and I've been like this all my life so I can't see it changing anytime soon. But it comes to something when Coronation Street gives you an idea for a future book... Maybe it is time to try harder and make the effort to switch off after all, huh? Even if it's just to watch the soaps... ;-)
Right, I'm off to iron those shirts and watch Man V Food... I just love that programme...