Good evening my faithful!! I hope you are all well.
Firstly let me apologise for the lack of contact this month. May has been an extremely busy month for me so thank you all for being patient. My new novel is taking shape nicely and having just finished chapter 12, the finishing line is well and truly in sight!
So I thought it may be interesting for you to be formerly introduced to my new character at the helm, DCI Morgan. He is the beating heart, the main man and the centre piece to my new novel, the first in a new crime series.
This book is written in first person which as many of you writer’s know, and I have now discovered, is not easy to write in at all. So from the beginning, this has been a real challenge. They say that a book written in first person can unknowingly become a book about the author. It is very difficult sometimes to ignore how you feel as a writer or what you may say personally to then think about what your main character may say instead. You must think, talk and act like they do, not like you the writer would. Not an easy task, trust me!!
So DCI Morgan has his own traits, own personality and makes his own decisions. I just help him on his journey. I’m excited about this book and the adventures of DCI Morgan going forward. I believe in him and I hope you do too!
As always thank you for staying so loyal and thank you to all my most recent followers for joining this journey. Please don’t forget to join me for a live Q & A via Facebook live. More details can be found via my Facebook page.
So given that I’ll be lucky enough to be sitting by Lake Garda tomorrow lunch time for a few days, I thought it might be the right time to talk about ‘the perfect writing retreat’.
I’ve worked in the same industry since my working life began which has allowed me to travel the world exploring a number of incredible countries. However, I have only recently started to think about future holidays and short breaks as ‘writing retreats’.
So why are writing retreats so important? Probably for the same reasons as a holiday or a weekend away is. Let’s face it, we all need a break. A break away from every day life frees the mind and body even if it’s only for a short while. A new place, a new mind. A peaceful outlook, a peaceful mind. Sometimes a writer just needs to free his or hers mind of every day life. A clear mind can bring exciting new words, phrases and direction to a novel.
So I thought I had found my writer’s retreat a few weeks ago in Venice but we’ll see what Lake Garda brings this weekend! What would your perfect writing retreat consist of and where would it be?
Take care all and a big thank you to my most recent followers for joining me on this journey. My new DCI Morgan novel is not far away so watch this space! #DCIMorgan
As my faithful followers, I would LOVE you to join me for a live Q & A event that I am hosting on the 11th June at 8pm UK time. I understand that this time may not suit all so as always, if you are unable to join in, please feel free to contact me whenever you like with any questions that you may have about my past, present and future as a writer/author. I do hope that you can join me on the 11th June. The event will be held via Facebook through my author page below.
Take care and thank you for your continued support.