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But …oh… those summer ni -ghts!

Well evenings actually! It has been a glorious weekend for weather here in Texas.  Hot, sunny,with a cool breeze – reminds of the south of France – it’s a joy to be outside and we should make the most of it because it won’t be long before it gets so hot and humid that being outside for more than half an hour without access to a pool will become unbearable. 

Usually I am, I must admit, a fan of rain.  All kinds –  it doesn’t matter as long as it’s wet!  Although I do rather like the fine soft drizzle you usually get in the Lake District or Welsh Valleys, the kind that creates a lovely soft patter on the outside of an anorak or tent. Ah bliss! 

Having said that, the sun this weekend, along with the roses blooming in the garden, has lifted my spirits and I am inspired to write this evening.   I have recently reworked the opening chapter of High-Heels And Slippers.  Now it’s time to make sure the edits are squeaky clean and tackle some query letters.

My son is working his way through a box of frozen Spongebob Gogurts.  He thinks I can’t see as he scuttles inside and rummages in the freezer.  I can of course, but who cares? The bird’s are chirping and there’s a baby bunny rabbit foraging around the lavender bushes.  My skin is baking, warm like a loaf of bread and I am carefree! 🙂  Because soon the sun will begin to set.  I will bath the kids and tuck them up in bed.  Then I’ll pull out the bottle of Riesling currently chilling in the fridge, and in the cozy quiet of the evening, I will work at my laptop as the puppy snoozes by my feet.

If you are lucky enough to find some quiet writing time – enjoy! 🙂



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New Addition!

I have recently acquired a new mug and it is currently holding a rather nice cup of coffee – perfect for keeping me company as I type away.  Oh happy day!  🙂

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It is true to say that I have been in a rut writing-wise recently.  Lots of ideas floating around but no drive or confidence to get them down on paper.  These writing lulls can be a bit scary really because it feels like I’m at the bottom of a huge mountain without the equipment or know-how to begin the climb.  And at times like these that you need a bit of inspiration to get you through. 

The other day I came across this quote by MAYA ANGELOU which was a big help:

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”

To those of you are on a writing roll – enjoy the ride!

And for those of you stuck in a rut, I say, for what it’s worth – try not to panic and make way for inspiration to find you.




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 Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

William Wordsworth

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