It has been sometime since I have written a blog. What has taken me away from writing on here is my next book, which I am currently writing and editing at the same time. I will do a full edit in December. It will be published this year. I have no intention of publishing it the following year. The book is taking me a lot longer then I had first anticipated. I have to write a blurb as well.
The next three books, including the one I am currently writing are very important to me. So I hope all goes good and that they will be received well by readers.
I have also been working on an audio book which will be due out next year.
I do not know about how other writers write, but for me I find that very late at night or the small hours of the morning suits me best. I find that sometimes in a half sleep state I take a jotter and write down random notes just a short time after waking. I find the woolly state of my mind, to be of some benefit to my writing.
I have written too, by candlelight in the quiet of the night and during the hours of sunrise, I can be found at my laptop or scribbling on paper at my writing table. I surround myself with things that inspire me. Generally it is vintage books, a single candle in its holder with droplets of wax adhered to the side of the candle, roses or cottage flowers in a vase. I play harpischord, baroque, and other classical music on low volume in the background from time to time.
'The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master - something that at times strangely wills and works for itself.' - Charlotte Bronte