As I mentioned other other day, the Dail Mail wanted to use one of my pictures for their Island Plastics article on plastic bags. As it turns out, it’s not just an article but a campaign. Anyway, the picture got printed on page 3 of the Daily Mail today! Wehey! So chuffed! It was also seen on the BBC news and available online!
Also See: Banish the bags: This green and plastic land in pictures
, Daily Mail
, Great Crested Grebe
, Millwall Outer Docks
, Plastic Bags
, Banish the bags
I learnt something about myself today. It’s not often that happens. I have afterall been living with myself for nearly 37 years and have had plenty of time to figure me out. I know for example that I can be a little stubborn. I have a very small streak for exaggeration. I am generally shy but also have no small amount of belief in myself, a tad arrogance some would say, when it comes to things like work. I am creative but my talent isn’t well formed enough to see it all through. I have stories that I now people want to hear, want to see, want to read; I just can’t get them down. I have game designs that people will want to play. I’m lazy. I can be self absorbed. The list could go on.
I enjoy writing and I enjoy creative writing, but the thing I found out today is that I like the process. Actually the process isn’t right, it’s kind of hard to explain what it is that I actually like, but let me try:
When I write I talk to myself in my head, I hear one word just before I write it. If I am not writing it I hear the whole process. That is the bit I like. I like the rawness of what I can hear in my head. That is my best work. The words forming in my brain before anything can mess with them. I hear the dialogue of people. I hear the narrator telling the story. I hear my imagination working at its best and it is so refreshing, so inspiring. All I need is to be able to capture it in a way that I am happy with…
Well now that I have a link from Struggling Author; I’m going to have to start writing something important or interesting! Hmm…. That will be a challenge.
Actually since Jean Yves has also pointed out tht I’m turning into a news aggregator, I really should make more of an effort. I’ve been slacking of late!
Yep, 34 today! Where has the time gone,? 34 years, “…don’t they go by in a blink”
My brother, sisteer-in-law and their son stayed with use over the weekend. It’s nice to have other members of the family around on a birthday. Luckily my birthday fell on a weekend so I didn’t have to take the day off work; I don’t work on my birthday, never have, never will.