Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Current work: Venice book, yippee
Listening to: Athlete, Tourist (hmm – ‘Chances’ might end up being the song for this book)
Reading: next on TBR

Amazing what having two days WITHOUT any interruptions can achieve. Revisions are done. (Well. This time round. My ed might ask for more.)

What I have learned: signpost things more for readers. Is not being patronising, is getting things out of my head and on to the paper. (You’d think I’d know this after 45 books, but…)

So now today I can start on the Venice book. Need to tidy desk a smidgin and also need to do admin stuff today (pay bills etc, practise bit of guitar), and then the stained glass books and Venice research stuff can sit on the corner of my desk. Have just updated my spreadsheet (those of you at the RNA conf will learn about my lovely nerdy spreadsheet - eep, bit scared by how many people are going to be at my talk).

Provided I don’t get another week like last week of people and events taking my headspace, and provided I don’t get second revs (please cross fingers for me), I should be able to write this book before I go to the RNA conf, which means I can plan the next book on the train (aka perfect work environment – proper coffee and the iPad).

And I might actually get to meet my friend Kate for lunch next week and enjoy it instead of having to put it off (luckily, being a writer and a mum, she understands the demands of deadlines and children, too).

Fingers crossed...

Edit: As it's glorious, I'm treating myself to a new desk (aka the table on the patio). So I'm editing this in the garden on the iPad (with proper keyboard attached). I think this might be a mornings-only experiment (not enough shade for the afternoon), but mobile technology is marvellous stuff...


Caroline said...

Yay on the revisions! Fingers crossed that you don't have to do any more. Caroline xx

Kate Hardy said...

Thanks, Caroline - I have fingers, toes and a few other things crossed, too!

Lacey Devlin said...

I'm so jealous of everyone who's going to be at Kate's talk!

Fingers crossed that you'll have a much quieter week