A Productive Day

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Yesterday was a fairly productive day, as these things go.

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I had an appointment in a nearby village and afterwards the woods seemed to be calling me. The sun was shining and it was one of those cold clear days, so I followed the call through bare trees and evergreens, photographing velvety moss clothing trees in winter splendour, sun shining pale gold above.

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Refreshed, I went home and managed to finish A Thousand Rooms, the book I posted about on Monday. I ended up having to add about four thousand words to complete it, the final scenes already mapped out and expanding onto the page. And when it was done I had that feeling again, the one you get when the story is finished, the tale told. Your comments and feedback really helped as well, giving me the impetus I needed to get things done, so thank you πŸ™‚ The next step is sending it out to beta readers.

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And, to end my productive day, I received a call from a contact. I’d done some speculative work for him last year, for a project he was trying to get backing for. The character is unlike anyone else I’ve ever written, yet she came to me quite clear not long after our first meeting, waking me with a head full of words that I had to write down. So the phone call was to tell me that things were moving along, and ended with us arranging to meet and discuss the next stages. If it takes off, it will be quite exciting. But that’s all I can say about it for now.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend xx

 

22 thoughts on “A Productive Day

  1. Sounds like a great day… lovely pictures! I haven’t been down to the forest for ages. Congratulations on finishing your book, btw. It is a good feeling, but it does leave you disorientated. .. where do you go from here? What do you work on next? I’m at that stage too, can’t decide. But once you commit, that adrenalin starts to flow and the words and ideas come with it. You’ll be grand.

    1. Thanks, Ali – so will you, lots of stories for us to tell yet πŸ™‚
      I hadn’t been to the woods for ages either – I think that’s why they were calling me. It was just a short walk but really felt good πŸ™‚ hope you’re having a good weekend, and feeling better.

  2. I’m so excited to hear about a potential future projectβ€”fingers and toes crossed that it will take off! You work so hard, and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before something ‘takes off’! As they say, overnight successes are only about ten years in the making!

    1. Thanks Louise! It helps that I love to write – I woke up today with more scenes in my mind for another project. Still, I know I’m fortunate to have the time to dedicate to it – hopefully it will ‘take off’ one day. And I’m always so very grateful for your support and comments xx

    1. Well, it may become something or it may not – there are a lot of variables at the moment. But A Thousand Rooms will definitely become something, one way or another πŸ™‚ And my vampire story just got another scene, courtesy of #BlogBattle – will be posting it this week. It’s really weird, as I never thought I’d write a vampire book.

      1. I think it’s AWESOME. I love it when stories creep up on you and you have no idea where they came from. Usually the best kind of story. They don’t need forcing they just fall on to the page as you have no vested interest in them!

      2. Yes, that’s exactly it. I had no vested interest in this story, yet it came to me and it is growing on me, so I am letting it in and seeing what happens. It’s a real gift, when an idea comes along like that πŸ™‚

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