Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, Erotic Fiction and Denzel


Do you have ‘supper’?

My parents always talked about this pre-bedtime snack … consumed some hours after dinner, or tea, depending on where you come from.

Two Guns is on. It’s a good film, Denzel and Mark, bickering their way through the plot. I do have a soft spot for Denzel Washington, ever since I saw him in Much Ado About Nothing back in 1992!

It’s because of him that I wanted to read The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. It’s the book his character was reading in the cafe in the first Equaliser film.

A short interlude from the gorgeous and late Alan Rickman… yes, he was Professor Snape and The Sheriff of Nottingham, but if you’ve not watched him in Truly, Madly, Deeply then you haven’t lived.

Anyway, Denzel …

Man of the Woods and I went to watch the second Equaliser last week and I loved it (maybe I even mentioned it?). Thing is, he – Robert McCall, was reading another book from the so-called list his late wife had read. Except I cannot remember the name of it 😫 and I wish to read it (*goes off briefly to see if answer is on google*).

Talking of Roberts…. I appear to have started a novella. An erotic piece of fiction. That side of me made an appearance Saturday late morning and I decided not to fight it and made a start.

I woke up in the early hours of this morning and wrote solidly for a further two and a half hours and took the photo above just before I returned to bed at 7am.

This evening I’ve sat and typed more. Lots more and I took this photo.

I stopped for supper and the wordcount is now standing just short of 10,000. I’m not sure what this says about me πŸ™ˆ but the words just keep coming!

I did some research on a publisher who enjoys this sort of work and … well … we’ll never know will we, if we don’t have a go?

They require novellas of between 10,000 and 17,000 words.

If I can sleep on it tonight and create a satisfying climax to this piece of fiction which had not been planned nor existed before Saturday at 11:45, then I could potentially have a first draft by the end of tomorrow. How crazy is that?!


PS .. google is pretty cool.