Business as usual? Ha! How ridiculous that sounds today. The last month has been anything but usual. The writing? It has not gone so well this month. Ordinarily I’ll bash out a couple of hundred words inside the first week, then it’ll sit untouched for a couple of weeks before finally being polished off about a week before the deadline. All of my writing is essentially an elaborately constructed illusion of organisation, determination and skill. It’s all really just a slap-dashed mess, like looking inside the casing of a gleaming, technological marvel only to discover it’s filled with elastic bands and gaffa-tape. At the time of writing my punt at Business as Usual remains unfinished. The usual plan fell to pieces. I was out this weekend, I didn’t get back home until noon on Sunday. I went on a strange and wonderful odyssey that has left me drained and dead and utterly bereft of the usual time I would write in. It’s all gone a bit pear-shaped, but as they say “no plan survives contact with the enemy.”
I’ve been put to shame this month. Sam of The FarFlung Sofa finished his wordascope on April 6th. I hadn’t even started by then. I’ve got ideas, ideas are easy. I’ve the start and the end, I know where I want to go. The getting there just seems to be proving tricky, as if the path’s been studded with landmines, barbed wire and particularly irate badgers. But soldier on I must. My public expects it of me.
In the end I finished it of at about 9pm on Sunday. It’s rough, dirty and filled with what most people would call “nonsense.” It is however, done. Which is certainly a step up from where I was at lunchtime on the same day. Putting asides my own trials and tribulations for a moment here’s the collected wordascopes for this month:
Sam Kurd – Neon lime pavement
Ali George – Ali’s wordascope was due to go up on her blog on the 27th. Sadly it hasn’t appeared. Technical problems and bad internet voodoo are likely to blame.
The Rogue Verbumancer – Everyone loves toads
Remember to check back tomorrow for the start of May’s Pictonaut Challenge.