So how was your week? Half term here so little writing but a lot of research and preparation. The decks are clear, the house is in a vague state of order for once and I'm raring to go on the new book, characters waiting in the wings to tell their story. I've been thinking a lot about ways to simplify things this week. Maybe you're the same - I've had a sneaking suspicion for a while things should be easier than this, particularly in relation to writing. Perhaps it's not a question of working harder but working smarter.
Where we walk the hound, the fields are filled with buttercups at the moment - clear blue skies, shifting sea of yellow below. Some dear college friends came down from London for the day yesterday - as we talked and walked catching up with each other and how different our lives are now, my friend paused looking out across the watermeadows sparkling in the sun, said how incredible this place is. Sometimes it's good to see where you are through fresh eyes.