Tuesday 17 March 2015

Still Writing...

So much happened last year, both good and bad, but whatever happens I'm still writing and loving every second of it. This year, I'm about to start working on my third psychological thriller. This isn't a genre I'd considered getting into until recently, but after writing romances, historicals and even a YA novel, I have to admit that I've loved getting absorbed into dark and twisted storylines.

Even though I don't have Max here to snore while I spend hours at the laptop, I now have two rescue dogs, both scoundrels, Jarvis and Claude, who keep me busy and ensure I step away from the screen... rather too many times on occasion, to take them outside for walks, feed them and just pay them attention. It's a good distraction and oddly enough, stepping away from what I'm doing allows ideas and twists I hadn't previously thought about to enter into my brain.

I've been working in the house this winter, but now that the weather is getting warmer again, I'm looking forward to getting back to my shed and my pink Lloyd Loom chairs. I'm not so sure a third chair is going to fit in there though, so maybe I'll have to think about taking the dogs' beds for them to lie on while I write.

Do you have company while you write?

Happy writing! x


Rosemary Gemmell said...

Lovely to see you back on the blog, Debs, and the dogs look great company! I know what you mean about writing something completely different - I am too, now and then. All the best with your new project.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Good for you! I can't wait to hear more about your project. And I'm sure your new assistants are wonderful. Every writer needs to step away every now and then, and they're making sure you do that. Good for them. =o)

Melissa Amateis said...

Last year was quite a bad one for me, as well, though it definitely had its good moments! My non-fiction book was published, my brother got married, and I got an AGENT! :)

Like you, I've been stuck in my house far too long with the weather. My three cats have kept me company, though. :) I'm quite eager to start enjoying warm weather!

Anita Chapman said...

Great to see you back Debs! How exciting, and brave to be tackling a completely different genre. Best of luck with your writing-expect it will be good to get back in the shed. Looking forward to seeing you at the RNA Summer Party! (think you said you were going to the party on Twitter recently?)x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thank you so much Rosemary, best of luck with your wonderful writing too. x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

B.E. thank you. They are great company and make me walk them even when I'm feeling lazy.

I've got your book on my Kindle and am looking forward to reading it. x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I'm sorry to hear you had a difficult year last year, Melissa, but thrilled to discover that you've got an agent! Huge congratulations, and very well deserved. x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thanks, Anita! I'm loving this new genre and it's made me wonder why I didn't try writing it before now.

I am going to the Summer Party and look forward to catching up with you there. x

Angela Barton said...

Hi Debs. I am lucky enough to have an insulated garden room for writing. (an anniversary gift from my husband for 30 years hard labour..er..I mean dedication and love. Seriously though, I adore my room and my springer spaniel, Brook, has a bed in the front corner. She loves to look out at the birds hopping on the grass! xx

galant said...

Just seen your March post and glad you're back, writing your blog. Best of luck with your writing.
Margaret P

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