Loch Awe in spring - Photo courtesy of Neil Donald Photography






Saturday, 23 July 2016

WHAT’S INSPIRING ABOUT SUMMER? by Gill Stewart




As fellow blogger Linda wrote last week, sometimes a writer is due ‘time off’. Even if that time off is just to refill the well of ideas and tinker with plots and … OK, maybe a writer never really does have time off? But in summer, when many of us have so much going on, it’s definitely time to be kind to yourself and only do what you can do. So, no word targets for me at the moment. But I’ve still been working on websites, polishing synopses, uploading latest YA novel to Createspace. And doing a lot of thinking about things I’m going to write when I have the time and head space.

Some of the inspiring things that have happened so far this summer:

Walking along the fascinating Crinan Canal with friends I hadn’t seen for almost a year.
Showing my sister my new house and all those views.


Attending the Romantic Novelists’ Association annual conference. So much writing-related talk. Plus other talk. And there was wine.

Oh, and then there was my niece’s wedding which was such fun I’m definitely going to put a wedding in a book sometime soon.

Summer may be busy, but it certainly hasn’t left me short of ideas!

8 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos, Gill and lovely that inspiration is flowing whilst spending special time with friends and family - enjoy! xx

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    1. Thank you. I'm trying to enjoy the experiences and not feel too guilty!

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  2. Looks lovely, Gill! And it was great seeing you at the conference! x

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    1. And you Jenny. It was fun, but seems a long time ago now!

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  3. I love a blog post with interesting pictures and yours are fab. As you say, it might be time off but something from that time off will creep in somewhere!

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  4. Lovely blog and photos, Gill, really enjoyed reading this xxx

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    1. Thank you Julie. And thanks for popping by!

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