I've been pretty busy over the last couple of weeks:
Here she is, Sadie in the window of my local bookshop!
The Bookshelf is a wonderful shop that's been around for at least as long as I've lived here. A few years ago it moved from a tiny unit to a larger one, and now incorporates a lovely tea shop.
I've got a book signing scheduled there for the 11th December which is just a little bit amazing when I consider that I was browsing these shelves when I was 12!!
When I start a new novel I like to have several things in place:
But something wasn't right with this project. I'm rewriting an old manuscript, so I assumed I had all those things, but they weren't gelling together. Until this morning, when I was at the gym and this song came on my MP3 (yes, I'm one of those strange people who don't own an iPhone or even an iPod) and suddenly I was stopping the treadmill mid-run to scribble down a few lines.
This is the song... and one day, I'll be able to share the novel with you too.