Take note of this table. I sketched it sometime between 1989 - 1993. I will return to it.
Often I happen upon my stories by chance. I start off with an idea in mind and, intending to write about that, put pen to paper/fingers to type pad and come up with something completely different. Often in this instance means mostly every time! But those initial ideas don't go anywhere, they aren't lost, merely pending.
Today I thought I'd open the file and let you have a look at my most recent list of pending things to write:
Also known as Thomas Taylor,
so hop to his blog where you can find
That Elusive writer and illustrator!
(Please don't start critiquing that as though it's a poem! Groan!)
Thomas has been hosting a wee devil on his blog to debate the pros and cons of the e-reader (don't make me say Kindle - aaaargh!), which is something the vibrant and verbose Donna Hosie
has had a blog about, too. Which brings me round to,
"But as I look at all the cherishable, unusual, unexpected and simply beautiful little books on my shelves, held...loved...written in...with flowers pressed, letters hidden and tears stained...I'm afraid the ebook will never match that!"
Excellently put James Mayhew
! I'm going to be doing a little post - at some point - about those things we keep between the pages of our beloved books. Thanks for the idea.
Now, remember that table? Here it is again. This time in a watercolour from 1992.
And I was reminded of this picture when I wrote this post.
It was merely the pile of laundry which triggered my memory. Memory is like that. I've written a novel about memory, and the title of that post, Family Are Rare, is also the title of my collection of short fiction. See how it all comes together?
And I'm writing about this table, but you'll have to wait for that! I will come back to it - eventually!