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Tuesday 15th September 2020

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yama-bato:

Graas (abstract)

©yama-bato,2013

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Friday 11th September 2020

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billyandhells:

4_Federn 

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Friday 11th September 2020

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Thursday 10th September 2020

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gothbutterfly:

Magic Dust by  nighthawk101stock

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Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Edging even closer

Tuesday 8th September 2020

I haven’t had a chance to give you an update on my work in progress for quite a while, but that’s not to say that there hasn’t been a lot going on.

After I finished writing the first draft on my trusty old Olympia typewriter, I needed to get it onto my iPad, which I had assumed would be a relatively straightforward process.

This was based on the last book I typed up, my memoir My Life as a Dog, which had taken an age to digitise. I had thought this was because I had written the first draft long hand in an exercise book and my ‘interesting’ hand-writing had been difficult to decode.

It had, but that process masked the fact that I also spent a lot of time thinking about what I had written and, instead of simply typing up the first draft, I effectively wrote a second draft.

This time around, with my current work in progress, the same thing happened. Consequently, what I thought would be the work of a couple of weeks fitted around work and holidays, became more like four weeks, with two days of very intensive writing at the end.

But I got there. And then I sent it off to be critiqued. This could have been a difficult and stressful process, but the advice and direction I got back was incisive and easy to follow.

So now I have a full read-through and some important but not major changes to make to the text before I send it off to have it’s first major edit.

That and the small matter of writing the blurb and trying to capture the book in a few pithy sentences that will give direction to the designer for when he starts on the cover at the end of the month.

So nothing much then!

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Thursday 3rd September 2020

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Thursday 3rd September 2020

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antimimetic:

Deborah Sheedy.

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Saturday 29th August 2020

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trevorme:

Light Moves

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Thursday 27th August 2020

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de-salva:

untitled …

© José Diniz

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Wednesday 26th August 2020

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Tuesday 25th August 2020

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Saturday 8th August 2020

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Saturday 8th August 2020

blackbirdspots:

..the spectacular quiet..


© blackbirdspots

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The end

Monday 3rd August 2020

Well, folks, I reached the end of the first draft of my work in progress. Only a few million further steps before it becomes my second novel.

I enjoyed writing this more than anything I have done before, and I hope it’s the sign of things to come.

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Monday 3rd August 2020

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inneroptics:

Valerie Kabis

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Edging closer

Friday 31st July 2020

I completed another chapter of my work in progress today. I am over the final hill before the end, and a complex part of the book has been navigated.

It was hard but, today, I loved writing and all it brings.

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The ball is rolling

Thursday 30th July 2020

I wrote another chapter for my work in progress.

This was slightly easier than yesterday’s chapter, less like pulling teeth. And I am back in with my characters again, moving with them rather than trying to pull them around.

I am inching my way towards the end.

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Thursday 30th July 2020

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Finally back

Wednesday 29th July 2020

After a month so overwhelmed by work that I didn’t get a single moment to write, I finally put down a chapter of my work in progress. 

It was such a pleasure to be sat back in front of the typewriter, and such a relief to be writing again.

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Friday 24th July 2020

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gacougnol:

Bill Brandt
Lord MacDonald’s Forest
Skye 1947

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Friday 24th July 2020

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gacougnol:

Ellen Rogers

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Thursday 23rd July 2020

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gacougnol:

Deborah Sheedy

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Weight

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Life is a heavy weight that sometimes crushes my soul.

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Thursday 23rd July 2020

Joni Mitchell - All I Want (Official Audio)

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Friendship

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

For some, friendship is merely a form of advanced knowing, with no affection and no care.

I have no interest in this form of friendship. I care deeply or I don’t care at all.

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Wednesday 22nd July 2020

“Explosion falls upon deaf ears

While we’re swimming in a sea of sham

Living in the shadow of vanity”

The Motel, David Bowie, 1.Outside

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Sorted

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Her: “I have to say, I thought you’d be more sorted by now than you are.”

Me: “Yeah, me too.”

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Wednesday 22nd July 2020

“Oh no love! You’re not alone

No matter what or who you’ve been

No matter when or where you’ve seen”

Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide, David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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Storm

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

I have tried so often to calm the storm inside my head, but I know I live most truly when I am lost within it.

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Wednesday 22nd July 2020

“The shallow drowned lose less than we’

You breathe

The strangest twist upon your lips

‘And we shall be together… ’”

The Same Deep Water as You, The Cure, Disintegration

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Saturday 18th July 2020

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iidamiidam:

Untitled #134

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Saturday 18th July 2020

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Friday 17th July 2020

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rafamonzo:

From the series “The wedding of the Earth”

http://rafamonzo.tumblr.com   / http://tanaka-clan.tumblr

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The edge

Monday 13th July 2020

I have never wanted to be at the centre but always on the edge,
safe in the shadows.

To be there but not there.
An observer,
a chronicler.

The middle is fleeting and transitory; nebulous and empty.
A treacherous eye.

Occasionally, people try to drag me there.

I soon slip back,
unnoticed,
to the edge.

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Monday 13th July 2020

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Barcelona, 2009.

L. A. Davenport.

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Beware of intentions

Monday 13th July 2020

“Beware, Be aware of intent-, intents, intent..ions.”

He stares at me, and then breaks into a smile.

“You’re a good man.“

Glass black eyes and jet black hair, lined with grey.

He reaches out and takes my hand in his. His skin is rough and folded. He stares at me, as much as his slippery eyes will allow.  He holds on to my hand and asks me who I am.

“I’m a writer, from England.”

He pauses and thinks for a moment.

“Well, I’m a…musician, from Scotland. Very nice to meet you, son.”

He pauses. “You take care of yourself, and you beware, be aware of intent-, intents, intent…ions.”

He stares at me again, then smiles.

“You’re a good man.”

He pulls me into a hug and whispers into my ear: “You take care of yourself.”

He kisses me on the cheek and then pulls back.

He smiles at me, lets go of my hand, turns and stumbles on up the hill.

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Wednesday 8th July 2020

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leparfumdeladame-en-noir:

© Ángel Busca (edit)

les couleurs délavées
du crépuscule

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Saturday 4th July 2020

All I want is to breathe

Won’t you breathe with me?

Born Under Punches, Talking Heads, Remain in Light

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Ivy

Saturday 4th July 2020

I suppose there must be days when I haven’t thought of you,
but I cannot recall even one. 

You are present in everything I see.
Our lives are already intertwined and inseparable. 

I think you must be an ivy,
growing over my mind.

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Saturday 4th July 2020

chrisfriel:

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Saturday 4th July 2020

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irenelichtensteinblog:

Bénédicte Dussère, Série ‘Jardin secret’, Peinture sur papier calque 2018

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Friday 3rd July 2020

Quicksand, David Bowie, Hunky Dory

“I’m torn between the light and dark

Where others see their target

Divine symmetry”

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Decay

Friday 3rd July 2020

Life is an ever-lasting cycle of decay.

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Friday 3rd July 2020

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henricoudouxbw:

© Henri Coudoux

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Friday 3rd July 2020

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conkerart:

conkerart

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Friday 3rd July 2020

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howlingatmidnight:

July 2013
© Hans photography

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After the rain

Thursday 2nd July 2020

I find the world more beautiful after it has rained.

When the clouds stay, heavy, grey and unmoving, only the suggestion of sunlight beyond.
When the rain is still in the air, threatening to come down again.
When the drops still hang from the leaves and branches, and you hear the tap-tap from deep in the undergrowth.

A world in stasis, waiting between worlds, refreshed after the dry spell but not yet renewed.
Hope rising up from the deluge.

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© L. A. Davenport 2020.
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