As my journey towards the publication of my debut novel ‘Alice’ gathers speed, I decided to slow down my pace a little by retreating to our place of sanctuary, so on Saturday morning my husband and I made our way to our cottage on the water.
Of course, being mid-January, the boat was not very warm and welcoming. I immediately set the fire in the wood burning stove and within minutes the boat was filled with a warm cosy glow.
Time to put my feet up you ask? Those who know me well, will not be surprised to hear that after less than an hour I was as ambitious as ever to put in place further marketing ideas to enhance the interest in my debut novel.
While my husband busied himself with a little boat maintenance, I drafted a letter to the editor of our Marina newsletter, outlining the details of Alice and how it may be of interest to the many fellow boaters on our Marina, especially as the story has a thread running through it related to the British waterways.
Happy with myself that I had been a little proactive towards my journey of writer to published author, I curled up on a comfy chair beside the fire and began reading ‘Summer Secrets’ written by bestselling Jane Green. That’s me sorted for a few hours, for once I start reading a good book, I can get totally lost in the world of the story. Although I might have to stop reading occasionally to put a log on the fire.
Have you read ‘Summer Secrets’ by Jane Green, what do you think about it?