This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Writing and Retreating

Wrote another 1000+ words on my contest entry this morning. A respectable amount for this slow typist, but a frustratingly small amount when I consider when I want the first draft done, when I need the story polished by-- and what other obligations I currently have.

My writer's retreat to Cape May has been nixed, instead a writing pal will be coming to visit me in New York (not the "city," mind you) and we will huddle together in my occasionally dank basement behind a door locked against puppies, well-intentioned husbands and energetic children. We hope to achieve great things (of course), but my pal chuckled and pointed out the setting was a hell of a trade off.

Oh well, maybe we'll drag each other out to coffee once or twice... Roam one of the small towns or tiny townships nearby and investigate a different community library... Who knows? At least I'll have someone to throw my writing at. Don't get me wrong, the husband's got a good eye, but this isn't his genre. Actually, it's a far cry from my pal's, too. Hmm.

Eh, I'll burn that bridge when I come to it ;-)
~Saoirse

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