After the mellow sun of yesterday ("it feels like Spring!" we kept saying), it's wild, wet and blustery today. Brrr. Lovely to be cosy in my office though. I can see H-t-b and our youngest daughter putting up bird feeders in the garden; daughter keeps running over to gurn through the window at me which is a bit distracting but very sweet!
Had a good day on the novel yesterday - 4,000 new words added to the counter, so I'm very very nearly at that lovely 50,000 word halfway point. It feels about right - all three of the main characters have hit that midpoint crisis moment in their stories and are in transition, if you know what I mean. And I did enjoy writing my character's bad-girl night out yesterday. There's nothing like a bit of vicarious debauchery to put a spring in your step!
Today's workload doesn't look quite so appealing. I've got to do a chapter breakdown for a new book in this American children's series I'm co-writing. Then I've got two manuscripts in a different series to go through - the first needs a few tweaks after its copy-edit, and the second needs a proper second draft. And if I get that far (which I probably won't), there's my new column for Bridalwave to write too... Say yes to too many projects at once? What, me?
A Country Escape by Katie Fforde
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