Writing Updates And The Snot Monster

Kind of how I felt on the trip...

Kind of how I felt on the trip…

Happy Friday, everyone! Just a quick update post, as my week has been thrown into slight disarray by a snot monster who has decided to take up residence in my sinuses. Blegh! Could be worse, though, I know that.

Streaming eyes and the fact that the front of my face feels as though it’s about to explode off into the ether means that I’ve not been able to sit at a computer for long these past few days, so that meant no Wednesday Wander or Thursday Doors, as well as no popping round to visit other blogs as often as I like to do. I made the (huge) mistake of deciding to still go on a school trip on Wednesday, as I was feeling ‘a bit better.’ Hahahahahahahahaha. I was not. So, while wandering around an Anglo-Saxon village would have been right up my alley most days, all I could think about was when we were going to get back on the coach and go home.

Anyway. Enough wingeing about my cold. Like I say, it could be worse. So, in terms of actual writing, here’s what’s been happening:

A Thousand Rooms is in the final stages of formatting, and I’m hoping to have a cover design to reveal to you all soon. Also, if any of you lovely people would be happy to have me come over for a visit and talk about the book, I’d love to (and would be happy to return the favour). Let me know πŸ™‚

Other than that, another book idea that’s been on the back burner for a while has surged to the forefront, with an opening scene (maybe the opening scene) playing itself over and over in my mind. The story is intriguing me, and I can see the layers forming, each character becoming more complex. So I guess it’s time to start writing it down…

Under Stone, my fourth Ambeth book, is also knocking at the doors of my subconscious, demanding I pay it some attention. It was already written, but some slight adjustments I made in the first three books need to be added and played out in this fourth book, so there’s a bit of structural work to do. How do I know it’s been knocking? There’s a piece of music I associate with writing the Ambeth books, and it’s been playing in my head this past week or so (it’s getting quite crowded in there now, what with the other book and the snot monster and life in general and now music – maybe that’s why I have a cold).

But the weekend now beckons, and hopefully a chance to rest and get back to health. Plus do some writing, of course…

Wishing you all a lovely weekend ximg_4023



31 thoughts on “Writing Updates And The Snot Monster

    • Thanks so much, Craig! That’s very kind of you πŸ™‚ I’m starting to feel better and hoping to get some work done this week, as well as sort out a better idea of the release date, so I’ll be in touch

    • Haha, no pressure! *starts writing furiously*
      Actually I’m quite keen to get it done, but I need to sort out A Thousand Rooms first…
      And the snot monster is on his way out! πŸ˜€

  1. Oh, I’m excited by all of these projectsβ€”finalising ATR, the next Ambeth book, and an entirely new novel! I hope you recover soon and can make a start on all of these! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Louise – I’m pretty excited too. The new novel is an interesting one, so will see if I can make it work. And I’m so keen to get ATR out there! Looking forward to getting some work done this week πŸ™‚

  2. My my, you have been busy. I’m developing a bit of a sore throat myself which I hope to still fight off before it goes full-out cold mode, but I suspect it may a losing battle. I can’t wait to hear all about your latest projects.

    • Hi Allie – hope your sore throat hasn’t turned into anything more virulent, and also that Matthew has passed you by without incident. Thanks for your kind words – more news coming soon… πŸ™‚

  3. I’d love to have you on my blog to talk about A Thousand Rooms; we can figure out particulars when you’ve got the SM tamed. But meanwhile, ward it off with plenty of Vitamin C and echinacea – Gesundheit!

    • Thanks, Angelika, both for the good wishes and the offer to hop over to your blog for a visit πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to have a better idea of particulars this week, plus see the back of the SM lol. Can’t believe I wrote a post with the word ‘Snot’ in the title – I must have really been unwell! πŸ˜€

  4. Hope you’re feeling better soon. And you are welcome to guest post any time on my blog. How about a Friday Fiction Feature?

    • Thanks, Ali πŸ™‚ And yes please, I would love to have a Friday Fiction Feature – that’s very kind of you to offer, thank you. Just waiting on the cover template and have some final formatting to do this week, so hopefully will be able to sort out some dates soon. And you’re always welcome over here in Ambeth too, whenever you like. Hope the studies are going well xx

    • Thanks, Graeme, both for your good wishes and the offer πŸ™‚ I’m feeling a lot better, thank you – now trying to catch up on some writing and everyone’s blogs. I’d love to come over for a visit, thank you for offering – will happily hold your hand through the process too! πŸ™‚

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