You’ve heard me talk a lot this year about serenity, but not so much on the topic of Anglophile fiction.
After Sweet Pursuits was released, I took a break, which is normal for me, but then got swept away by minor illness, some weekend travel, a long family visit, and a load of soul searching about what makes me happy and how many external projects reasonably fit on top of a day job.
It’s no secret I had what I refer to now as my mini meltdown in April, and retreated from social media and blogging for the next couple of months. Now, as a dear friend puts it, I’m feeling something of a serenity revival and am ready to think about writing again. Possibly, my creative reserves just needed to recharge: this is a theme I hear repeatedly from other authors, so I know I’m not alone.
For fans of the Saffron Sweeting collection, fear not, I have ideas for at least three more stories set in this same village. I adored taking part in National Novel Writing Month, but this year it lands on top of a half marathon and a trip to London, so realistically I don’t think I’ll be drafting a novel in thirty days. Instead, I’m working on several short stories and hope to pull together a published collection before 2017 flits away. At the moment my intention is to make this free, as a thank you to those who care about my writing and have supported me this far.
And, like many writers, I have a couple of other book ideas up my sleeve, but those are still firmly in the noodling phase.
So, in short, watch this space, and thank you for every single kind word and review. Without all my lovely readers, I would have thrown down the pen long ago.
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