Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Short pause

For Worrisome Wednesday.

I love writing these flashes, but I'm a bit knackered! And I stayed awake last night worrying about The New Rakes, just because.

Am I the only writer that feels like getting published is a bit like those dreams where you find yourself at school/work in your pyjamas? It's exciting, but it still makes my tummy go all flippy.

So, am off to get dressed and make like a member of the human race for a day, at least. I might even go and buy some teabags. [GLASGOW - Brace yourself!]


Craig Sorensen said...

I understand the feelings you're having, Nikki. When we write, we expose something from our souls.

Have a nice day on the town, and buy yourself some special tea.

You deserve it.

Nikki Magennis said...

Shit! My soul hasn't been exposed since 1998 - no wonder I'm worried!

Off to buy large box of assam now! Thanks, Craig.

Jeremy Edwards said...

You have a beautiful soul, Nikki—thanks for flashing it for us!

And ... you have pyjamas in your anxiety dreams? You do realize that the rest of us are, at most, in our underwear in such dreams. How did you score pyjamas?

Nikki Magennis said...

Aw, that's one of the nicest things I've ever heard, thanks J! Next time you're caught short in dreamtime, I'll lend you my pjs. ; )

Janine Ashbless said...

Last night I had an anxiety dream about having to go back to my last real job again. 60 mutinous children, a day of Viking re-enactment, and I couldn't remember a word of the lecture I was supposed to give.

I get these every so often. How I love waking up...

Enjoy your cuppa!

Jeremy Edwards said...

So, in this dream, Janine ... I'm guessing, based on the way these things generally go, that it was full, authentic Viking attire from the waist up, and just Janine from the waist down. Correct?

Nikki Magennis said...

You had to do Viking lectures? Oh my god. Couldn't you just go on a - what was it - a berserker? and scream blooducurdling screams?

Worked for me when I found myself confronted with mutinous schoolchildren.

[Yes, that job didn't last very long. ]

Nikki Magennis said...

[hehe. 'Just Janine' sounds like a story title.]

Janine Ashbless said...

"Just Janine" sounds too much like Will & Grace's "Just Jack"!

Yes, I used to have to do Viking lectures, and wave a spear, and shout a lot, and train children to fight in a shield wall.

I once had this incredibly vivid dream where I took an axe and chopped them all into gory pieces. I think that was the moment I realised I'd been in the job Too Long.