I’ve had to take a break from the WIP in order to flesh out (literally) my second main character, Ailsa’s mother, Lorraine. She suffers from a medical condition called lupus which I had already looked up on several websites but I felt I needed more in-depth knowledge. Luckily I found Talking About Lupus by Triona Holden, which covers the medical stuff but also gives the patient’s point of view. I feel much more able to get inside the character and the disease. I’ve also decided to read the new novel (currently called Her Father’s Daughter) at Bristol Women Writers, which I attend fortnightly. This is an excellent incentive to produce some quality writing compared to the verbal scribble of my first draft.
With the novel lying fallow I’ve been writing a short article for Golf Monthly’s Clubhouse Chat column. Glad to say that’s also done and dusted, so now I’m hoping work will now progress at a more encouraging speed.
- forget what I said before about #LifeafterLife - totally hooked now. It's not the beginnings that count but the endings - doh! #amreading 21 hours ago
- nice idea to thank reviewers ow.ly/l8S9H from @emperorsclothes 1 day ago
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