"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Monday, August 06, 2007

Muse Weather

A drastic and not unwelcome change. Today is foggy, rainy, the air pleasantly cool.

Most Mondays are quiet here on the lake--the weekenders have fled, the residents return to their jobs, if they've got them. On a damp day like this, holidaymakers seek indoor pursuits. Scarcely a boat on the lake, and though it's the loon's favourite atmosphere, it's nowhere to be seen. Or heard.

The only other sign of human habitation in our cove is the faint scent of wood smoke from a nearby chimney.

The Chap and I took the girls out earlier, a long, long walk in the mist and mizzle. When we returned, I turned out the kitchen cupboards and sorted them, he packed up whatever he was taking back to the Lodge.

Now it's just me and the (napping) doggies.

The perfect writing day. Solitude and silence.

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