I am currently wrestling with a narrative idea. It’s moving rather quickly in my head so I am poised to grab phrases that appear in mid air or at those inconvenient times, like when I’m on the school run.
I am also deconstructing a page of ‘telling’ and using each sentence to create headers for a series of scenes to write. For this I am using my amazing cahier, which I have had for years, and am so glad I waited for the right occasion to use it. Why am I doing this task longhand (and in pencil)? To slow down and try to write some good dialogue, plus the pencil feels nice across the page and allows me to rub out mistakes. Of which there have been many already in the opening paras of the first scene.
Note to self: get some French stationery when on holiday this summer. Did I mention I love stationery?
By the way, I finished The Hours a few days ago. Wow.