HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May I firstly say what an honour it is to be picked to do the first blog post of 2010!!! I have some left over turkey sarnies and mulled wine. There’s a little bit of bucks fizz and as this is a coffee morning I have laid out some coffee (there’s Baileys in it!!).
This is my first Friday coffee, and may I say I am quite excited to be here. I hope you aren’t all too hung over from the festivities last night. I myself am not a fan of New Year and I refuse, I tell you refuse to pay £5 to get into my LOCAL!! Rant over, sorry for shouting.
The topic for the first day of the year is Experience. What will 2010 bring? I myself am scared of pretty much everything. I am a worrier. But, as a writer I worry that turning down an experience will only hinder my writing in the long run. Despite my hatred of New Year I still went out and had a good night. There’s maybe a short story in that or a scene in a future novel I may write. I have also just been to Edinburgh which I loved but I did not want to do the dungeon tour (lots of people jumping out at you and being left alone in the dark – not good for someone with a nervous disposition like me). But, not wanting to miss an experience I went anyway. I can now imagine what its like to be so scared you have to stop yourself from crying into your boyfriend’s new coat.
Tomorrow is moving day and after experiencing a house move 7 times in the last 10 years I can honestly say there will be nothing new to me there. But then again…
So, how important do you think it is to have first hand experience of something?
Is there anything you are planning to do for your art this year?
Would you jump out of a plane if it made writing about it more authentic?