And The Dust Begins To Settle

Well, if I’m honest, these past two weeks or so haven’t been the best I’ve had. There’s been a pretty huge amount of personal and emotional upheaval, I got ill again and there has been building work being done where I live – which has meant that instead of resting my foot I’ve been hobbling around an obstacle course and unable to work at anywhere near full capacity. And I needed a new laptop.

The building work has been done now. And I’ve pretty much managed to put everything back where it should live. I’ve dug out my old laptop and I’m currently transferring files to my new one. The doc has said I don’t need any more medication (though I need to avoid exercise for a couple of months, hmm).
So life can start to go on. Which is just as well, because I’ve got plenty to do. I am looking forward to Monday.
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And Claire Yates’ comment on my Angel in the Car Park story made me very happy, because she really got it. Lovely when that happens. Thank you Claire, whoever you are.
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And while I’m talking about short stories, this New York Times article also made me happy.

0 Comments on “And The Dust Begins To Settle

  1.  by  Douglas Bruton

    Glad you are on the mend. Sounds like it has been tough for you these past couple of weeks.Thanks for posting link to the article (I thought Carver’s concision was not something he brought to his writing, but something that his ‘vicious’ editor did to his work?) Great that so many people seem to be heralding the rebirth of the short story.BestD

  2.  by  Nik's Blog

    Tough aint the word, Douglas; but these things are sent to try us and all that. Absolutely re: the short story’s rebirth. Certainly feels like there’s a shift, doesn’t it?

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