Recently, I returned - AHHH, so many Rs! - from a lovely week away in Lanzarote with my mum, dad and girlfriend. It was nice and… well, relaxing. For the most part.
The temperature was hot as you’d expect, and every now and then it would be windy and breezy. Very windy. Very breezy.
During our stay in Nazaret (sort of like Nazareth, sort of not), we did some sightseeing: we went to see a green lake; we went to see some underwater lake thing; sat by the beach and looked at all the volcanoes. And oh, boy is it volcanoe-y. They’re everywhere! Seeing some of the lava scattered around the place was nice, though. We even did a wine tasting tour.
Our holiday gave me time to think, gave me time to recharge my batteries a little (my writing batteries, that is), and allow myself to try not to think about An Unlikely Betrayal too much.
That didn’t pan out as well as I’d hoped. I find it hard to switch off. I always have, especially when I become so invested in something. Over the holiday, I spent one full day sitting at my laptop, editing the An Unlikely Betrayal. Fortunately for me, it’s the last round of edits, so I can sort of relax for now and then once it’s gone off to the online retailers I will be forced to relax because there’s nothing I can do about it.
I have a big weekend ahead of me before I go off to Poland as I will need to make sure all of the front matter, back matter, and actual manuscript are pristine.
Stresses aside, though, I am feeling slightly inspired. I can’t explain how or why, but I am feeling more creative. Perhaps it’s the volcanoes and the copious amount of Aloe Vera I ploughed onto my skin after I got burnt.
But it’s about time I had some form of creativity. For many weeks prior to summer, I had had a lull in blog post activity. Sure, this was as a result of my dedication to my website and An Unlikely Betrayal’s release, but still, I should have had some ideas for a blog post.
There was nothing… and now that I’m back, I’ve got a few ides for things lined up, ready to blast them out after I’m back from Poland and after An Unlikely Betrayal’s release.
(On a side note, there will be daily blog posts in the build up to An Unlikely Betrayal’s release. In these posts, I will explain how I wrote the novella, where the inspiration came from, and give you a little insight into the characters before you download the book!)
So, over the coming weeks there will be a lot of interesting things to come. Some of it personal. Some of it author-y. Some of it marketing-y.
Either way, it should keep you and myself occupied.