I am going to try writing a blog and seeing if I can stay off Facebook, due to data privacy.
See if it works and if people can find me here.
I will try to post once a week and share with you snippets about my life and my writing.
This week, I have been taking a breather from writing. Those of you who have made it through my books all the way to Valentine's Day might have noticed that it was a longer book than the last three.
It was such a puzzle to write and to get right (I think I managed it (?) - just).
I started to plot out the story last Christmas, then because of my eye condition decided to write it up in paper form. It worked well as a first draft, but then by second I was on the computer. So spent a lot of editing time on laptop. I don't think there is an answer to avoiding the computer completely. I really enjoyed writing the first draft by hand, however, so may well do that for the next.
For those wanting to read on in the series, I can tell you that I now have the notebook I am going to use to start plotting out my next mystery! Being honest, I already have the bones of the story in my head. It will take a couple of months, however, to complete the process.
I will start handwriting over Easter and into the Summer and then the editing starts in the Autumn.
I wish I could write more quickly, but it takes me about a year to complete a book.
Being a parent and having a menagerie of animals does take some of my time. Though, I cannot complain. I am in a very lucky situation. No excuse then.
I wanted to share a photo of my notebook I shall we writing in. It was a present, but in case anyone is interested in buying a copy of it, you can find it on Amazon here (not on commission).
Later in the year, I will share a title if I can, to give you some clue as to what is coming. What I can say is that Elizabeth is back to being centre stage and is back on form. I will share another clue next time.
In the meantime, I hope to hear from you in the comments and I will look to respond. Let's see if this works!