What a day – it’s midnight and I have finally climbed into bed … Yippee, another bed blog!
I went to bed at 1am last night after preparing pancake batter for Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb butter (thanks for the recipe Bill Granger – you are the Patron Saint of pancakes) – had guests and wanted a fuss free cooking session this morning.
The came, ate, chatted, raved about the pancakes, (will post recipe if anyone wants it) and left at around 11.30. It was a great time actually, most people love our place – it was a gorgeous Sydney day and our view over the ocean is a real thrill to show someone for the first time.
I then managed to get my laundry to the wash-o-matic grab the paper, come home for a quick read and back to the laundry for the wet clothes.
Hung them on the line.
Sat down at the laptop to attack the next book I am writing (in bed, of course) but sent an SMS to YGM2 instead.
Transcript (edited a teeny bit) follows
Dee I am procrastinating, the guests have gone, laundry is clean and drying… Computer is all revved up and ready to go. Can’t decide whether to call you now and put the book off or save you for later as an incentive to get started… Whaddya reckon?
YGM2 Well, saving me for later makes me sound like dessert and I am sweet like it. But hey, we will be able to chat longer.
Dee You are wise, I need to get busy or I’ll get nothing done. If you’ve not heard from me by 3.30, call me, I will need rescuing…
YGM2 Gee – I am getting good … from dessert to saviour in one SMS …
Hmmm… finding myself enjoying this cyber flirting a little too much perhaps…
Anyway, got cracking on the book decided to stuff the word count and worry about it once the story had gelled. I mentioned it was a childrens picture book right? The word limit is 600 words.
Yep – SIX HUNDRED WORDS!!!! Not nearly enough.
So after 2 hours, I had got through the beginning and the middle and was stuck on the end. Decided to call YGM2 for the first actual voice conversation… Yikes. Don’t think about it I told myself – just hit send…
Transcript of phone conversation unavailable.
It was excellent though – after 40mins I made him call me back – I mean, it was on my mobile and Saturday is still considered peak rate (bl**dy telcos). He did … straight away and bang, there goes another 40 mins.
I think this is a promising beginning but I’m still not ready to leap to the face to face meeting. However, I believe YGM2 would jump at the chance… And Yet… a little anticipation could be a good thing … Thoughts anyone?
Anyway, rang off and went back to the book. Finished the ending… Finger hovers over word count button. *Click* 1348 words.
Jack the Lass says
Word counts, much like group work, are of the devil.
As for the date and anticipation etc – I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m on the edge of my seat, never mind you two guys! Personally, if the phone conversation was so good, I’d have a few more then meet up and get it over and done with. If he turns out to be disappointing at least you haven’t wasted tons and tons of daydreaming time. And if he’s cool then you’ve not wasted time either.
But it’s easy for me to say that – I *so* know how scary it is in real life!
I will take your advice Jack, I am in the – "I can’t much wait any longer" zone anyway after another hour long convo on Sunday and constant text messages…