Sunday, 24 November 2013

Back to work at last!

I really must apologise for being away so long. It has been a very difficult year which has resulted in our re-location back to Uk. Finding somewhere to live, renovating and dealing with other issues has impacted my writing severely BUT... I am ready to get involved again so here goes.

This time it should be okay as I am now settled with full internet service and a some time to write!! My latest novel is half way through first draft but I've not looked at it for some time so I need to refresh by re-reading the entire MS and going through all my notes and research before I can write a word. Yikes!

I must admit it's been so long I can't remember hardly any of the plot details although the characters have stayed with me.

Has anyone else had a long break and had to read through all the stuff again before writing a single word??


  1. It's lovely to see you back, Pat and I'm glad things have settled down now. Good luck with all that reading through you have to do :-) x

  2. Yes, and it doesn't take that long to get back into it, especially if you start a little research. This has been a tough year for us too, so I understand. Thanks for the visit to my post on Spirit Bears!

    Good luck with your writing.

  3. Several health issues hit the brakes on my writing. I have two stories that need finishing. Like you, I remembered the characters but the plot and such was a bit fuzzy. I tell you, you don't realize just how much research you've done until you go back and reread it so it's in the front of your mind again. Yikes. Reading it again did help but it sure brought home the fact I really need to work on my villain's GMC so he's more than a paperdoll. Sigh...

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

  4. My husband's illness results in long pauses in my writing, so yes, I often have to reread. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog, Pat, lovely to see you there. Good luck with your next novel, and happy to know you are now more settled.

  5. Thank you to you too. Hope you and your husband cope okay with his illness.