Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Wishing it was the weekend...

R took grumps for his daily trot along the beach today, where they both had a quick paddle in the sea before returning home again. J has taking his final exam - such a relief.

I've been researching my next book. Loving it, and can't wait to get started, but am not exactly sure where to begin the story. I shall faff about a bit more, making notes, etc and it will no doubt click at some point. To be honest, I'm just thrilled to be back home and not at work right now. Too busy, and so stressful. Note to self: Learn to switch off more.

Right. The sun is out, S has kindly plonked the cushion down on my sunchair (desperate to keep me away from the remote control), and I'm off to chill with a good book (Molly's Millions) whilst the jacket potatoes do their thing in the oven. Bliss.

22 comments:

Anna said...

sounds like a good way to end the day to me... :)))

I too love research! like I'm working, but really, investigating... oohhh....

Melissa Marsh said...

I am still working on my notes for my next novel, too. A lot of fun, but I'm really keen to get started writing!

HelenMHunt said...

Great photo! Good to hear you're enjoying the research.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Don't you be falling a sleep in that chair now. Burnt spuds! Enjoy the book :) TFx

Lane said...

Switching off with a book is good. Enjoy:-)

And hurrah for the sun after the storms. Did you get them?

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

That does sound like bliss. I'm with you - that weekend seems a long way away right now.

Carol and Chris said...

That sounds like a fantastic way to end the working day!! (We were going to have a barbecue but it was a bit on the chilly side)

Enjoy the research and I'm sure your starting place will come to you :-)

C x

Yvonne said...

Great note to self Debs, I'm trying to switch off as much as possible too. I'm researching my next book too and am waiting for the big flash of inspiration - for me reading "How to" books usually do the trick...at least they'd better do...

ChrisH said...

Oh, yes, I'm on the next book tingly feeling at the moment. Looking forwards to finding out what Molly's Millions is like too.

DJ Kirkby said...

Researching your next book? Go you! I sooooo wish it was the weekend too :( Lovely photo of a giant chive flower there, is that in your garden? I want one in mine.

Amanda said...

How exciting researching book 2. Brilliant! Lovely photo too x

motherx said...

Beautiful photo! Great way to end a busy day:)

Flowerpot said...

hah - learning to switch off isnt that easy is it?!

JJ Beattie said...

Oh yum: baked potatoes?

Phillipa said...

Glad J's exams are over Debs, and how lovely to be able to take a walk by the sea at the end of the day - I am SO envious. P xxx

Karen said...

You're a novel writing machine! I do love the research bits though - depending what they are of course :o)

Glad the exam stress is over!

claire p said...

Bliss indeed. Ohh starting a new writing project, such an exciting time. Good luck with it.

Cait O'Connor said...

Good luck with the new book.

L'Aussie's Writing Blog said...

Looking forward to hearing the progress - from baked spuds - lovin' it!

Leigh Russell said...

Sounds good to me. As for the faffing about - that's my kind of activity. Preferably in a gently swinging hammock under the dappled shade of a eucalyptus tree on a sunny day, with a large glass of Pimms, a good book and some pringles... mmm. Meanwhile, back in the real world...

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Sounds blissful...

Debs said...

It was a great way to end an exhausting day. Thanks for the comments. The children had baked spuds with pizza and I had mine with coleslaw!