Well, I have had such a nice week, despite it being a little too busy – writing having to take back seat. The best was yesterday, when I went down to Norfolk for a few hours in the evening, to catch the moods of that part of the coast, in the early summer sunset, (research for Blue Moon:) It looked as if it was to be a ‘see what it is like in the pouring rain’ trip most of the day, but we need rain in our books too-don’t we? So we went anyway.
The rain blew away, and we had sunshine, blue skies, dark atmospheric clouds, high winds and the most marvellous patterns and disturbances on the long empty beaches, and the wonderful marshes. Fantastic evening.
We started with the salt marshes and mud flats and then dropped into a pub for a quick snack. We succumbed to temptation and had some sea bass- delicious with spiced potato. Then well fed, headed of to the long wind swept beaches. Alive with movement and no people just my kind of place:) walked along some of it. I’m not up to very long walks yet – my goal is to be fit enough end of September to walk some of the coastal path and nature reserves. Then, as the light faded, we ducked into another pub and had pudding:)
I have masses of pictures, pages of notes and happy memories, a new incident to put into the novel and an actual spot in which to place a romantic moment, it is not a romantic spot! but then my books aren’t like that:) On the way home my friend finally thought of name for my secondary male character. I was finding his name tricky and nothing I came up with seemed to suit, my manuscript is littered with various name (must make sure I clear them all) Now I am happy – just the surname to contend with now:)
The evening had turned into a 7 hour jaunt with about 3 of them driving and I found it very difficult to wake up this morning, and have subsequently gone back to sleep after walking the dog!! My ankles have given up the ghost, and I’m whacked out but it was such fun and I enjoyed every minute.
Haven’t had time to edit these sorry about that.
The rest of the week:
My sister’s training has gone up a level and she and the trainer very pleased. I held my Living History Group and my Writing Group on successive days (not often that happens) and went to one of my Reading Groups. After that last group, during some idle chat with another friend I finally got a solid framework for Blue Moon. So good week all told.
Have kept up with the JuNoWrMo and word count stands at 38,334 I am having today off as I’m ahead of myself.
Have written another short story for workshop on twisted tales – all about Puss in Boots – it is at friend from forever/editor as I write. This counts towards the one a week challenge as well as another story for my collection.
Have posted three times this week. If I care not what you are? I wasn’t sure about posting, as I have tried to remain fairly even keeled up here on cyberspace. Not my place to judge etc, but I just got fed up with being called naïve that I had a poke back, hopefully in a fairly lady like manner:) earlier in the week I had posted a piece My prospector’s soul– plus ROW80
I have a couple of blogs prepared for the coming week plus I have a guest later in the week on my Red Carpet Day.
Finally put The Sefuty Chronicle book trailer up on YouTube. If you ever have a look and like , I would appreciate some ‘likes’ to get it on its way
So next week: more of JuNoWrMo(going to try and see if I can join a sprint or two), Blue Moon editing, another twisted fairy tale for workshop, blogs and networking. It’s a reasonable clear week as far as social engagements go so should be able to put my head down and steam ahead:)
Hope everyone else had a good week and all the best.
Probably wont have anything to report on last day of this round, so will wish everyone best of luck enjoy the hols and hope to see you all in next round.