Listening to: Sheryl Crow
Reading: next on TBR
Over at Love is the Best Medicine, I’m talking about fantasy houses for characters in books. (There’s a chance to win a free book, so do go over and comment.)
One of the reasons why I write realistic romance is that I’m inspired by the here and now – things around me spark off ideas. And every so often I have a yen for the beach. Particularly now, as my current Medical Romance is set on the Norfolk coast.
Went to Felbrigg, first, after a piteous plea from me to visit the church. I was after something in particular for my church book (still waiting to hear if that's resurrected or still on hold), and also to see the brasses. I particularly liked this brass.
I was also rather taken with this seagull - in the full-sized pic, I was pleased to see that the camera had frozen the waves without blurring it. The sea looked like glass. (But that's reminded me that I had intended to experiment with a longer shutter speed... hmm, but would need to do that on a tripod to get the effect I want.)
These are just snapshots. But in my head they go with sounds (the waves and the gulls), scents (sea air), tastes (no, not just the ice cream, though that was very nice. The salty tang of the air, I mean), and the feel of my feet against cool wet sand. And that will help me add just a little more depth to the current book. (Looks as if I was skiving off, I know: but it was absolutely, definitely work...)