It's Friday again, which means it's celebration time. This is a weekly hop hosted by Viklit over at Scribblings Of An Aspiring Author.
This week I'm celebrating the following:
~ Writing: I'm still plodding along…
~ Reading: Over the past ten days, I completed two stories. One was a speculative sci-fi/mystery/suspense/thriller all rolled into one. The other story was a romantic suspense with touches of suspense/thriller.
~ I sorted out some old stuff and dropped a bag of clothing at the Salvation Army offices in our area.
~ I'm enjoying the last few days of my 3 week break and trying to get rid of the nasty sinus cold which started two days ago… aaargh!
HERE ARE 5 TYPES OF WRITERS. WHICH CATEGORY DO YOU FALL INTO?
The tortured author, tapping away on a typewriter in a mountain retreat. Wild hair, scant meals, sleep-deprived, continuously slightly drunk and chain-smoking.
2.THE MEDIA JUNKIE
Listening to fast music on i-Pod or laptop, oblivious of the surroundings which might be a cafe', train, family TV room or workplace. Laptop has ten windows open for 'research' including e-mail, twitter, facebook and Wikipedia.
3.THE MIDNIGHT OIL
When the house is quiet and everyone else's day is over, this one is just starting work. Typing through the tiredness and pain barrier. Pulling together the inspiration of observations and events from the preceding daylight hours. Pausing to reflect upon the words written, listening to the drip of the bathroom tap, the hum of a transformer in some electrical apparatus somewhere in the house.
A scented candle, Buddha Bar on the music system. Pilates exercises performed with control and precision, establishing the inner core. Elsewhere in the house family rampage at a safe distance, out of earshot. Writing flows from the spirit. Characters talk aloud and their dialogue falls upon the keyboard.
5.THE EARLY BIRD
Rising at the hour of milkmen from yesteryear, moving from bedroom to study and pushing the door firmly shut. Chapters formulated subconsciously during sleep are thrown onto the page to be edited during some lull in the day. As the family stirs, heading off to the bathroom and using time under the shower to think a way out of the present predicament of the main character.
The above extract is taken from The New Author by Ruby Barnes.
So which one are you? I fall mostly into category no.3
So what have you been up to? Please share in the comment section… and enjoy your weekend!