This is my fourth post. I’m getting more familiar with manipulating the wordpress site and I think I’ve set up a form that will suit me. That’s static content on the pages in the menu on the top right of the home page, and a non-static home page on which I can blog away like this.
The last time I wrote in a free-flowing manner was in the late 1970s when Peter and I were going through emotional turmoil, sorting out the midlife crisis of our marriage. I wrote masses each day. When we had come through the crisis and had moved house, I had a big bonfire of all the outpourings – rather regretful of losing some of the better expressions of feelings and thoughts but not wanting to share them with anyone beyond the original reader, Peter.
In normal circumstances I’m a very fiddly writer, going over and over each sentence to see that I’ve said absolutely exactly what I intended to say. I’m never satisfied. I daren’t re-read my published work because, if I did, I’d be miserable I couldn’t make it better.
The site’s new page (which I hope will appear in the menu today) is a work in progress: a description of my present writing project, the Cousins’ Chronicle. I re-write it every time I look at it. Anyone who reads this and likes writing too, do tell me your writing habits. I believe there are some people who can write quickly and perfectly without any need for tidying up as they go along. I’m not one of them.