A few weeks ago I spoke about being busy. Well, what happened next was I signed up for a sponsored step challenge in aid of Diabetes UK, and started taking very long walks with Artoo.
As you can see, he’s loving it!
My aim is to walk 1.7 million steps over the course of July, August and September – this is roughly the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats.
Last week, I had a new short story published on the Fairlight Books website. All the Magpies Come Out to Play is a story written during the UK’s first lockdown, about the lockdown, without ever mentioning lockdown or indeed Covid. After swearing I would avoid the topic, these characters – especially The Woman in the House Opposite – arrived fully-formed and quite demanding. I’d love to know what you think.
Anne Goodwin, author of the absolutely fantastic Matilda Windsor is Coming Home, gave me a spot on her blog where I share four books which helped to inspire Small Forgotten Moments.
I’m still trying to complete my novel-in-progress, and it’s slowly coming together. I am literally this meme (from Dr Freelance)
I have two methods now – I add the month to the document so it’s easy to work on the current one, and I shove all previous drafts into a folder called – can you guess? – Previous Drafts. Simple, but relatively effective.
I would love to start querying this novel in the autumn, but with work, walking, housework (because apparently that still needs to be done), and marketing for Moments, my time is a bit stretched!