Well we are all officially on school holidays, woo hoo!
Although that means having the three boys away with me, I do seem to be able to get more writing done. Being away from the daily routine helps bring out the more creative aspects of my brain. At home I get so caught up in work, which mostly involves data and numbers, being organised and analitical. When I begin to relax and write I can really escape. Without this I feel like I get a bit bored. in my own head.
Our holidays are often spent in Exmoor, one of my all time favorite places. With the three boys, three dogs and my husband when he can get away from work. The days are spent with long dog walks on the moor, the dogs super excited and dashing around like puppies, the boys can be moaning about walking, but will keep going until the end, usually. Or if the weather is kind to us, we will decamp onto one of the many beaches, either sandy or pebbly we don’t mind.
After a day spent in the fresh air with plenty of exercise, the boys will relax with a film in front of the TV and I can let myself get lost in my writing, safe knowing the normal interruptions with be less, than if we were at home. If that should sometimes include some fish and chips or even the odd ice cream, just to help the creative juices get flowing, then they are indeed happy days.
I just hope that the weather will be kind and that I can carry on our little holiday routine and gets lots more of my novel written. I’am currently 31,000 words into the story. I had to go back and re-write a couple of chapters as the story line did not seem to flow where I wanted it to go. But I have made some real progress with it.
In my summer holiday plan, I have also written a child’s story about a bat, which I will be editing. I’am hoping to finish the final edit by the end of the holidays so it can ready to be sent to publishers come the beginning of September. I just hope that someone will love the story as much as my children and I do.
I hope you all are having as much fun during your summer as we are.