Now here's a thought for all you writers out there... I was at a rather swanky spa place with my mum and sisters on Saturday and was just flicking through the spa magazine when I saw this article about two authors who have been inspired by stays there. One of them, JoJo Moyes, wrote that she'd been struggling to meet a deadline whilst contending with the many demands of her three young children/life, so she booked herself in for a three-day stay...and wrote 18,000 words of her novel - and managed a few luxury treatments at the same time. Result!
I have to say, it was very persuasive. VERY persuasive.
I was reading it, my brain whirring, my eyes widening with excitement, thinking what a fantastic idea! Yes, JoJo, you are absolutely right, you're a genius! I have three children and a busy life and deadlines too - I NEED to go! yes! Get me my fluffy towelling robe and private room immediately!
Now I just have to think up my excuses to convince my husband-to-be (do love saying that) why I really must finish my novel in Champneys luxury. Although I'm wondering, do you think three nights is enough? I've got quite a lot left to write, after all. Maybe I should book myself in for a month?
A Country Escape by Katie Fforde
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