Well, despite the best efforts of British public transport, I have successfully arrived, tired, though largely un-maimed, at Gladstone’s Residential Library, my Writers’ Retreat of choice for two nights and three days of uninterrupted drafting joy. I am checked in, installed in my room and have ventured down to the library to claim my work station for the evening and get cracking.
You could hear a pin drop it’s so peaceful.
(Seriously: I have checked my phone is on silent at least four times since sitting down. I am convinced that anything so raucous as a text message tone would be enough to bring the roof in, or at least give the other poor souls engrossed around me a coronary embolism.)
Watch this space for updates, a shiny new Flash For Friday tomorrow, and (hopefully) some incredibly helpful and insightful posts on the Art of Writing itself.
Enjoy your evening, everyone. And, before I go, do check out this amusing set of memes on Buzzfeed:
Will be thoroughly appreciated by anyone who has studied writing in an academic environment, or indeed anyone who has ever so much as workshopped a piece of writing.
Number 22 in particular is one that brings back memories.