Friday, 14 October 2011

People watching

I know I still have to do a post for the Blog on Fire award that Abby so kindly gave me.  It's coming, honestly, I'm just struggling to find 7 interesting facts about me, other than I can't think of any facts :o|

In the mean time, here's this thought.

I've been doing a lot of people watching recently, and making notes, in the hope of improving my characterisations.
The main thing that I've noticed, is how much I took for granted how people behave, and how unobservant I was.  I can honestly say that this new past time as really opened my eyes.
Looking at people and asking hypothetical questions.
Why has that lady checked her hair and makeup for the fifth time in as many minutes?  Is she meeting someone?  If so, is it for the first time?  Just how nervous is she?
The guy two desks down from me who keeps nodding off.  What has he been doing to be that tired?  Do his colleagues know his secret, and that's why he gets away with it?  Or does he have a double life, and he's struggling to cope.

I know that all of you are streets ahead of me in this writing game, and will have already been doing this for ages.  Are there any observations that have stood out for you?

P.S. I just wanted to say congratulations to Peggy for getting her Agent representation.  It couldn't have happened to a nicer person :oD


  1. I have GOT to people watch more! I think it's fascinating, but I rarely take the time to do it.

    And thanks for the congrats! That's so sweet!

  2. I have to admit, it's great fun!
    And, you're welcome. It's so good to see the hard work paying off :o)

  3. I love to people watch. Sometimes I feel like a total creeper. But it's all good. And way to go Peggs!

  4. People watching can really get the muse going :-)

  5. Hah! I'm with Erin. I love it, but it comes with that "creeper" feeling. ;)

  6. Erin - Thanks for that. Now I'm going to be worrying how creepy I look :o|

    E.D. - It does, doesn't it :o)

    Carrie - Thanks for re-inforcing the worry factor! lol