When telling others about a past event we also reinforce that memory. Sometimes the original experience becomes subsumed into the retelling – and later on it's the retelling we recollect. Different sense impressions like smells or sounds, such a particular piece of music can trigger memory, and the major events we remember in our own lives often have strong emotional connections.
So memory is inextricably linked with storytelling and there are many possibilities for making use of our own memories, as well as of the way memory works, in our writing.
Editing is slow at the moment. I try to wake up earlier, go to bed later...but that never works as I end up going to bed at 4am and getting up at 10am feeling as if I’ve a hangover, but without the pleasure of intoxication the night before. I'm making resolutions to fit writing time in and around my other commitments but then something always pops up demanding to go to the top of the list.
easy on the ice because
I don't like brain freeze
An interesting article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/22/falling-short-writers-reflect-failure
http://amzn.to/18SbSaG Gold Dragon Haiku - my first attempt at publishing poetry!