I'm not blogging much this year as I'm trying to cut back on my internet usage and free up some much needed time to concentrate on my writing and other things. And it's working!
So what have been doing with the 'extra' hours?
I'm reading a lot more. Not just novels, but I've been catching up on some non-fiction history books too. All good research for the writing.
Here's a few books I particularly enjoyed:
The Things We Cherished by Pam Jenoff
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
Shadows on the Nile by Kate Furnivall
The Unexpected Miss Bennett by Patrice Sarath
I've also just finished reading Alison Stuart's latest release - Secrets of Time. It's a shorter novel of about 40000 words and involves time travel between the time of the English Civil War and 1995. It's light hearted and romantic and fun to read. You can find links to buy it and her other novels (all good reads) here on her Facebook page. She also has a great competition going at the moment too.
I've also been doing some sewing. Here's my latest creation:
This morning I visited our local Spotlight store and brought home a few pieces of interesting fabric. That will keep me busy for a few more weeks!