Not the number of snowflakes I have watched flutter down today, or the number of kids released from school to play in the snow, but (more impressively for me!) the number of words that now make up my Work in Progress. To celebrate the big five o-o-o-o, I ‘downed tools’ and took to the local slopes on an old plastic sledge dragged down from loft , but then came home and wrote some more. Can’t be bad!
In fact my main motivation right now is the thought of that new novel idea waiting in the wings. The more I think about it the better it gets, and I am starting some background research, starting with the libraries at Bath Spa. As part of the day-job, I’m also dabbling with Refworks citation software and now have the chance to try it out for real as a way of storing research references. (Yes, this novel is going to be serious stuff!)
Also passed a half hour watching Youtube videos of Julia McCutchen discussing submissions and agents with top agent Simon Trewin, which gives me the chance to say thanks to Julia for all her words of wisdom and publishing tips. If you’re a writer and haven’t made her acquaintance, I’d recommend you do.
The photo is of Bath Spa on Tuesday. Who knows how many flakes have fallen there today?