But here I am back again, refreshed after my blog holiday and encouraged by a new follower in the midst of my desertion. Welcome to Dals.
Writing wise I have put the first two chapters together on my rewrite of Blackbird and had them critiqued by my fellow Mad Scribblers. Still lots of work to do, so I've rolled up my sleeves in grim determination. This story will be whipped into shape!
Also I've been playing around with a different genre for an upcoming competition that the local writers group is running. We have to write speculative fiction and I have chosen something completely different than my usual historical settings. I was about to write a few lines describing the story, but as the judge sometimes reads my blog I'll have to keep Mum. All will be divulged in November!
NaNoWriMo will be all go in November. Well I haven't heard anything about it yet, but I assume it's business as usual. Have you any plans for taking part? I'd love to hear about it. I'm toying with the possibility of writing something completely new, or maybe resurrecting the NZ story I started at the beginning of the year.
My oldest son has been back from his European tour for a few weeks now. He's come back older and wiser and I know all that fundraising was worth the effort. To make up for my absence of late, I'll spoil you with some of his wonderful photos.
|This is St Francis of Assissi, Italy|
|This is a statue of Mary and Jesus at Le Puy in France|
|A street in Le Puy, France. A bit much light, but I love the narrow street, the cobblestones and the old buildings.|
|In the grounds of the Palace of Versailles|
|Louis XIV The Sun King, Versailles|
|Snapped somewhere in London. St. Georges dragon, perhaps.|