I’m avoiding blogging “officially” for a time, of course. Then I thought, “Eh, I might as well share this prominently with all of you too!” No secrets here! 🙂
Relaxing is proving exhausting in its way also.
I’m not a Spurs fan like a REAL Spurs fan. I do like them as a London team and enjoyed the chance to see Kane play.
He will be Sir Harry Kane someday, I’m sure.
On Saturday morning, they suggested we all head to Gloucester Quays, which is about 20 minutes’ drive from their house. It is a newish – including partially indoor – outlets shopping area in Gloucester, on the riverfront.
Authors of serious fiction can’t just roll them out to order for the holiday season. I’m not Sears… oh, wait, that may not have been the best comparison.
Nothing scares me as an author more than writing two things: sex and violence. And I was writing a bit of both yesterday. So I was a mess…
What nationality would you be if you could not be what you are? Do you ever *think* you’d like to be someone else, and from somewhere else?
I have lived here in England for nearly two decades. There are still times I don’t understand a “Britishism” tossed at me in conversation. Or my English Mrs. will warn me if I have just said something not normally heard here: “You’re speaking American.”
Who says “romantic” historical novels can’t teach us something?
I feel it’s invaluable and even necessary as writers to “use” what we know. You may think what you experience is “uninteresting,” but to others out there unfamiliar with, for example, places about which you write, it may prove an eye-opener.
I admit I resisted sharing a third post in but three days, but in the end I thought ’tis acceptable. I hope to-day sees you well.
Here’s one for the Department of “If You Think No One Is Paying Attention, You’re Wrong.”
And if I run into the “aspiring author” stuff one more time on social media, or well, anywhere, I may, uh, well… I just hate seeing it.
“Over there,” a tour guide announces, “is the famous painting of the signing of the 1776 Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Next to it, you see a magnificent painting of the British surrender at Saratoga, New York. There’s George Washington, who defeated the British…”
Yes, I will admit that today is my birthday.