Monday, 18 January 2010
TAKING A BREAK ...
OK I admit it ... having written my killer novel, editing the damn thing is no FUN at all! The trouble is that is has to be done before I risk showing it to an agent. Discovering all the infelicitous prose I've churned out, and all the things which need fixing in each chapter is a dispiriting process. I make myself edit a chapter every day, but after it's done I reward myself with something more enjoyable! Once this reward would of course have been chocolate or biscuits, but since I've been on a diet for the past three months, (22 pounds gone and counting) I turned instead to what my dearest one calls "playing".
I've always loved making ATCs, and in fact at one time turned out far too many, but hadn't done one in ages, so decided it was time! I also used to do a lot of challenges so again I leafed through the challenge sites for inspiration, and that's where I found the Crazy Amigo theme of "Postcards" which instantly pressed my creative buttons.
Last week I was reading Anita Shreve's "Resistance" so think there was a strong influence of that here ... looks a bit like wartime documents don't you think? Well that's sort of the effect I was after! Cannot be bothered to list all the ingredients for you, but Artchix collage sheets featured quite a bit. I already have a home in mind for the gold/brown one, but if you think the blue one might have your name on it I'm up for a swap!!