Sunday, 5 February 2017

After eight hours of sleeplessness I decided.

After trying, and failing yet again to get some sleep last night, I finally decided that I would rewrite the book I mentioned yesterday. Now I must completely transmogrify chapter two, which is a flashback, containing a plethora, nay a surfeit, in fact a superfluity of the word "had". I hate had. In most cases it's totally redundant but manages to creep into my work and just as I think it's finished, grins and shoves up a middle finger to remind me of my folly.

    The only thing is, as I've lost the last hundred or so pages, I'll have to try to remember how it went. Or even write an even better ending than before, which might be difficult since I've forgotten how it went in the fist place. I'll work on it again tonight when I'm not getting even a second's sleep again.

    Here's MK 26 of my newest painting. It won't let me stop. Maybe that's why I'm not getting any sleep.

    My beloved daughter (allegedly) still says that it's rubbish. And she really knows rubbish as it takes her five minutes to sidle past all the c**p just to get to her permanently unmade bed.

6 comments:

  1. That looks great! How do you get those tree textures???

    Sounds like a good plan.

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    1. I use GIMP. Can't afford PS, and I made my own brushes. It takes a while but well worth it.

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    2. I don't use PS either ;) Yes, more than worth it! those tree textures are amazing!

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    3. There's a great tutorial on making your own brushes. I'll try to find it and send you the link.

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  2. I hate ‘had’ and’ that', but find myself using them all the time, good job I’m not an author! I will leave that and all the sleepless nights that go with it to you.
    Your daughter is very encouraging of her dad’s talents – not! :) You've got to love them.

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    1. I do love her, sometimes, mostly, well sort of.

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