“What do you need?” she asked before she came over, “What can I bring?”
“I don’t need anything,” I replied, and then added as a crafty afterthought, “Except maybe a Mars Bar.”
(You can get away with this sort of thing when you’re recovering from surgery.)
She showed up with these gorgeous flowers (don’t you just love the cabbage?) and some magazines and TWELVE Mars Bars. Four original Mars, four Mars Dark, and four Mars Caramel. I’ll keep you posted on my progress. (One down, eleven to go.)
What else is new? I got me a writing teacher/mentor/coach! And a whole pile of writing books, mostly gleaned from your suggestions. (But you know how Amazon.ca is…’oh, if you like that book, you’ll love this one!’)
- Writing the Memoir, by Judith Barrington
- On Writing, by Stephen King
- What It Is, by Lynda Barry
- Page After Page, by Heather Sellers
- Chapter After Chapter, by Heather Sellers
- No Plot? No Problem, by Chris Baty
- Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir, by Sue William Silverman
It’s a bit overwhelming. But the good kind of overwhelming, not the kind that makes you wish you hadn’t done it.
In other news, one of Paddy Mitchell’s old girlfriends has been emailing me lately. She figures prominently in his book, and she only recently found out that he died in prison a couple of years ago. Yesterday she emailed me a bunch of cute animal pictures and some of the cats were too adorable to keep to myself. (Sorry I can’t credit the photographers – I don’t know who they are. But a proverbial tip of the hat to Janet.) (Click for larger versions.)
This one’s not a cat, but it’s special for GC.