07 November, 2012 / News
Well, I can’t believe that summer’s nearly over. Now there’s no excuse not to sit down at my PC and get cracking on a new book. The school hols form a nice natural break in writing, and I took most of the summer off to be with the kids. Our twin boys are now ten and, in a few years’ time, they’ll be badgering us to go to Ibiza with their mates and won’t want to hang out with us any more. So I want to make the most of it.
Like the rest of the UK, rain gushed on Scotland so I was relieved that we’d booked our favourite cottage in Brittany for a couple of weeks. It’s near Quimper and is gorgeous – in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by cornfields and sea. I took my laptop, intending to beaver away in the evening, but only switched it on for half an hour in the whole holiday. My brain had shut down completely.
We also had a week up north in Dornoch on the East coast, which was lovely – including a rather choppy ferry trip to wild, breathtaking Orkney. Now we’re back home, and the kids are back at school, and it’s all whizzed by far too quickly.
My next novel comes out in the UK in February, so I’ll give details nearer the time. In the meantime, I’m trying to crack on, and seem to have reached that ‘difficult’ middle-of-the-book stage when I’m not sure how it’s all going to turn out. But I’ll get there in the end… won’t I?!
Bye for now,