Boy, I sure don't do things half-heartedly. One case of writer's block is proving to be a very, very, extremely not nice case of writer's block. I am SO blocked, that I can't even imagine being unblocked, like people who have lived with a sickness for so long, they don't remember what it's like to be healthy. This is terrible. Maybe it's the weather? I'm in Delhi at the moment, and save a couple of days of lovely, cool weather now arid dryness is everywhere. And of course, Bombay is like swimming through the air. Which would you pick? Mind-blowing humidity or dry, waking up every morning with a parched mouth heat? I don't have much of a choice clearly, because next week I'm going to swap dryness for wetness and yeah. At least, with the free sauna everywhere I can take off a little of the holiday weight I seem to have put on.
(Which is great, because I think approximately a week after I return, JC will F-I-N-A-L-L-Y come back. It's about time, no?)
Anyhoo. What have I been doing lately? A lot of hanging-shanging, you know, just sittin' around with people and swapping stories and drinking and complaining about the weather. Nothing super-productive. I went for a couple of book launches and did my usual Sarojini Nagar recce, where, yes, I picked up some very pretty dresses.
(pink polka dots (worn to fun dinner and drinks sesh with Nayantara and friends), swishy orange halter dress (possibility to wear to Ai tonight, which I'm going to check out for the first time), white Spanish mamacita dress, purple oh-look-at-me-again-you-know-you-want-to dress and geometric pattern rust and beige halter dress)
(It also gave me a great idea for a new website. Hint: style, cheap clothes)
I've also been streaming great bundles of reality shows--began with America's Next Top Model, moved on to Project Runway, did a few episodes of Wife Swap and now I'm moving on to Gossip Girl. Fun right? I'm sorta working on a script right now, so I'm guessing all this will go towards firing off the creative process. Right? Right? God, I hope so.
(The friend who wants the script is coming to visit next week, and has promised to nag me day and night till all the work is done to his satisfaction.)
Anyway, this is just a quick update to tell you I'm not dead. And I'll be back soon, when this block lifts.