I am currently editing an MG Cornish fantasy. It's been fun to write but I know it needs some work yet. I really want to complete this edit over the summer, it should reach about 30,000 words so I think this is a realistic expectation. If I could also complete a synopsis that would be brilliant. My plan is to have it ready to submit in the Autumn anyway.
You know when inspiration strikes at the oddest of times? We were driving up the M5 motorway last week and an idea for a new children's series started to form. Although it is only a loose idea at the moment, I am quite excited by it and would love to get some planning and research done over the holidays.
I have a week's family holiday planned. I'm looking for total relaxation and have several books I'd like to read. It's funny though, however many books I read my TBR list never seems to get any shorter! Anyone else have that problem? I say problem, of course it isn't really, it's wonderful that there are so many fabulous books and talented authors out there to keep replenishing my pile!
There will be a steady stream of visitors coming and going too, so I'm sure the house will always be buzzing! It is one of the reasons I like the mornings to write, that couple of hours after hubby goes to work and before the rest of the family start to surface, it seems to be when I am most creative and I love the peace and quite. I don't tend to be a writer who enjoys working around lots of distractions.
This weekend I am off to London again. This time to see 'Phantom of the Opera.'The tickets were a Christmas present from my husband. It was the first West End musical I saw about 22 years ago and I have always wanted to return. I hope it is as wonderful as I remember.
Finally, there are jobs around the house I want to do too, although I am planning on slotting them in around the writing and fun stuff!
So, there you have it. A brief round-up of the next few weeks as it stands at the moment. I am not sure how my blogging will go. I will probably take a complete blog break for a couple of weeks during August but I haven't decided yet, I will see how things go. In the meantime, I will visit your blogs and comment as often as I can.
Whatever, you are up to this summer, have fun, stay safe and for those of us who long to fill our days with words, happy writing! I'm off to explore the world through the door of possibilities ...