Rafa is having a bad time at the moment which isn’t helping my mood. He hasn’t won a clay tournament yet this season: this time last year he’d won all of them. He has talked of retiring if he can’t play at the standard he likes to play at anymore. This is a worry. Of course he’s thirty two, almost thirty three. A generation ago he’d have retired already. It upsets me though. Maybe things will improve now in Rome. Really hope he’s in better form by the French Open: darling Rafa. Don’t want him to retire.
Wake up late this morning and drag self to the gym for personal training. Show you my Arm Extension:
Have to put some of my weights down, due to the panther dragging my feet, stopping me lifting as heavy weights as I like.
Finish reading Big Magic which is very readable and good on living a creative life. It’s not a book about how-to-write as such, more a guide to the creative process. Think I already do most of the things she suggests in the book eg turning up to my writing every day; keep buggering on and so on and so on. Recommend it, although if you’re after more of a how-to-write guide I suggest Stephen King’s On Writing.
Look what has arrived which am so excited to get stuck into next:
I love Bret Easton Ellis – he’s a massive influence on my own writing – and I love non-fiction so I cannot wait to read this.
Suzy is coming round later and we will have felafel and hummus to celebrate International Hummus Day.
Suzy is here already. Must go and entertain her.
Happy Monday everyone!
*2015. By Elizabeth Gilbert. “Creative living beyond fear”.