Time has been my slip up this past week. Not the lack of it but the fact I have had a character marrying what could potentially be a three year old toddler. My timing in years was out by several and a second read through found me pulling my hair out. I had my hands tied as it is in Maggie’s Men, Book II of the Windtop Farm Series. Fortunately, I was in the position where I was able to juggle things around and dug my way out – quite neatly if I do say it myself. So much for keeping track in my plotting log! Hastily creates a new timeline …
Writing time is limited but I am back on track with novel writing. Nearly two years of living back in the UK has been a shock for my full-time writer me as she is no longer able to spend every day at the desk. However, settling into a routine in my new life I am, at last, on the winning side. Time runs out but each day I am thankful I have my health and the ability to throw words at the pc. I am now the writer of two genre, historical novels and medical romance, who’d have thought my brain would cope with the two styles. Chick-lit style is my release from the intense research I do for my historical novels. Although, now I am back in the UK my research also falls into going out for a picnic and absorbing the atmosphere of the place I am writing about.
Tax – mm, tax. I have completed my DH’s taxes for 2015 and found time to sort out my own paperwork. Another time suck! I have registered as self-employed in the UK as opposed to freelance. My reason? Increase in sales. Not major life-changing ones but enough to keep me in conferences around the country.
Maggie’s Child made me smile during March and April. She clambered her way to the top paid 100 best seller listings in three categories on Amazon UK. Since my return to the country she has shone and British readers adore her. I’m fond of Maggie – very fond! I also ♥ my readers. Thank you for your support.