Thursday, March 17, 2011
The days in the archives were followed by a day clambering over dead graves and getting dead people sand between the toes of our sandals. Of course, I was actually supposed to be working on one of my three book projects I'm currently busy with. Silly me to have forgotten what I was supposed to do when recuperating after my operation in Cape Town. The book projects were shelved for the week as I let my current obsession take over and totally distract me. Sometimes I wonder if I fit into the Autistic Spectrum.
Well, after 3 different flights I finally made it back to Tanzania with, surprise surprise, my big blue suitcase containing all my clothes lost along the way. I seem to have developed a habit for losing my luggage! Now back in Tanzania, with my new boob slowly adjusting to the speed bumps on the roads, I can no longer delve into my intriguing ancestors lives and be completely distracted from my writing. I can focus on getting these three books finished. The one is close just the final editing, the other two have still a lot to be done. So maybe this blog post should turn into a pep talk for Cindy, "Hey Cindy, hey Cindy, you can do it Cindy, get those books written and edited Cindy!"
I have to be honest though, Cape Town gets more and more appealing each visit, and it gets more and more difficult to climb onto that plane and leave. My dream that I want to put out into the universe, is to write full-time, live in a cottage near the sea, and play lawn bowls every Wednesday. To achieve that, for the time being I need to forget about those ancestors who keep on distracting me!
Have a great weekend!