Having had a frustrating summer…car problems in France then Mum’s illness and ultimate passing I’ve done little in the way of writing. I did write a ghost story whilst in France(photo) and re-jigged a couple of poems but feelings of guilt are surfacing and I have to address this. Having written this post I feel I will focus on writing and I’ve recently had really positive feedback from readers of Tartan Witch and The Pirates so….
It is wonderful to see my work stimulating learning through Outdoor Education.This East Ayrshire team brings an enthusiastic, quality learning experience to lucky learners!
I have neglected this site for too long but seriously, life just got in the way and it’s been really busy. This is no excuse I know and I’m keeping this short and sweet…just enough to capture your interest. This is the working front cover of the next Tartan Witch story. This is what’s been keeping me busy! Watch this space!
As a precursor for the great pirate event which begins at Rozelle on 2nd November South Ayrshire Libraries have been running pirate events for young landlubbers! There will be a V&A exhibition and many activities until March 2020 so………….watch out for info!
Last Saturday I had book orders to post off. Not one of the three printers in my house was working..not one! Undaunted I copied invoices on to my pen drive and set off for the local library….my favourite go-to place whenever problems arise. Guess what? The library printers were out of order and the weekend staff could not remedy the situation. I did manage to copy a couple of documents and…guess again, I’d changed bags and my purse was still at home in the day before’s bag! I returned home, got the money, returned to the library and paid for the copies then I set off for the next nearest library.
I printed off the invoices, sealed the packages and set off for the post office. Oh the joy when I saw the books places safely in the post bag. The joys of being a writer, satisfying though.
This morning, in the wee small hours, I wakened and oh the brain kicked in with ideas for a new story I’m in the midst of. Not wanting to disturb my husband, I reached for the notepad and pencil which were at the bedside. This was most fortunate because I have to grab every idea and get it recorded in text. The brain just would not let up and there were three more interruptions to my sleep. Let’s hope the story ends up being worth it!
There’s seldom a dull moment in a writer’s life, I love it!