This week, I have been editing Holiday Mystery. Going back through the story, to try to make sure I'm happy with everything. It can be hard work, but also exciting when things click. It takes me as much time editing books as writing them. Every writer is different.
Much of Holiday Mystery is set in Florence, and this week it has taken me back to times I have spent there.
I knew I wanted to send Professor Green abroad in one of The Cambridge Murder Mystery Series, and Italy felt like such a romantic, lively and vibrant place. A spoiler is the she might be getting there by car! I have been lucky enough to visit Tuscany a few times, but this last trip certainly was memorable and I was researching things in more detail.
As it turns out, I was able to include more of Siena and San Gimignano into the novel than I originally planned. Here is a snap I took from one of the towers in San Gimignano.
If you read my books, I hope the new story is worth the wait. Apologies that it has taken longer than most. It is the longest novel I have written.
Hello new and old friends,
It is strange to be pausing twitter, as I've enjoyed chatting with people on it for so long. I hope Musk starts to listen and I feel comfortable to return, but hearing he does not care about the chaos he will cause in American elections, and that he is cutting human rights staff makes me nervous.
So, here we are, in this much smaller echo chamber. But I promise to post my photographs here, and just my thoughts of the day. I have opened comments - with approval to stop the bots - so hope to chat here. And, will start my newsletter up again with photographs and musings from Cambridge.
If you join me on this journey, I can promise one thing. I will be here regularly no matter how few are here with me. It is nice to start the day and share happiness in the world. Cx