Time To Go…
Posted by anthonybellaleigh
Summer, for what it’s been worth, is already showing signs of its inevitable fade toward Autumn. There’s a slight chill in the air, fresh dew on the morning grass, and a noticeable shortening of the days. I think I’ve made the best of what little warmth there’s been in the UK these last few months, but need to get a few days of reliably good weather before Winter returns.
It’s time, therefore, to go travelling.
Holidays aren’t an unproductive time for me. I’m not very good at doing nothing. Last year, my holiday netted several thousand words of base-drafting for Thunder and I’m hoping this year will be similarly fruitful.
Thunder itself is still with various proofreaders, and I’m continuing to leave it alone. When I get back, I will aggregate all of the comments and observations I’ve received, and then do my own – hopefully final – front-to-back read through. Based on current feedback, this should be little more than a fine tuning exercise. Release is therefore still on track for early Autumn.
For a few months, after I’d finished Thunder, my muse seemed to vanish – presumably hitting its own beach somewhere in muse-land. Whilst I knew what the next book would be about, knew the main storyline and the lead characters, nothing was happening in my head. I suspect I was just written-out and needed to rest for a while.
Now, I’m pleased to report, that all sorts of interesting – and sometimes not so interesting – ideas are popping up. Many will not make it to the story, some will get mashed-together, some will get flipped; all together, they auger well that a slab of drafting will get done whilst I’m away.
Have fun, keep safe, and enjoy the next few weeks.
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Posted on August 24, 2012, in Books, General, Previews, Thunder, Writing and tagged author, holiday, personal, preview, random, thriller, time, travel, vacation, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.