Monday, 19 December 2011

Decision time.

I’ve been working on the book again today, managing another two thousand words which is great. However, I’m having trouble deciding what to put in and what to leave out. Much of the background is already included in the first book A MOTHER’S LOVE: HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE WITHOUT IT but as I can’t assume that anyone reading this new one will have read that…….
The obvious thing may be to combine them, making this latest book part two of the old one. I will have to give it some thought before I go very much further. If anyone has any thoughts on the matter, I’d be grateful for all and any comments.
It’s my Writers Club Xmas do tonight, but I’m staying home. I decided to give it a miss in case of snow as it’s a longish walk from the station to the venue. Of course, there’s no snow so I could have gone ….
I spent half an hour brainstorming ideas for a crime story competition. The theme is 10 and the prize is two places at the Harrogate Crime Writing Weekend next July. I’d love to go there so it’s definitely worth having a bash at a story. I now have the germ of an idea so I’m going to let it soak for a few days and see if it starts to grow.
Tomorrow is Christmas lunch with the Good Neighbours group. I volunteered there before they switched the days. 140 people are going and I’m really looking forward to it. Of course it means another day when I won’t get much work done. It’s a good job it’s Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. YOu ask for thoughts...In my experience, it rarely works to try to make a book fit with another idea. It's tempting, but really hard to do. Good luck with whatever you decide!