Last weekend the sun finally came out and I deemed it warm enough to venture outside for a walk on Hayling Island. Admittedly it was not the first time it had shown its cheery face, but I was getting desperate!
The wind was still a little chilly, but I had waited so long that I didn’t care. I needed the sea; the sight and the smell and the wonderful sound of the surf unrolling itself onto the beach And it was glorious. The winter had seemed incredibly long, longer than usual I thought, so I was glad it had finally picked up its miserably cold and wet skirts and departed.
I have found it very hard to stay motivated, when all you can see out the windows is grey and dismal. Sheer determination is what
has achieved any of the progress I have made these last few months.
Now, as the sap begins to rise and everything in nature is reborn in glorious technicolour, I can feel great things stirring inside of me too. At least, I hope that’s what it is!
We are running another Goodreads Giveaway this month (see right of blog) with #Simple Says, Anita’s second book.
It remains to be seen just how productive these are, but nearly 900 people entered the one we ran for #Bad Moon, so the interest is there and that is the most important thing.
I have also become involved with a group on Goodreads called ‘Making Connections’. They run Blog Tours for up and coming authors, and I thought it might be interesting to do some reviews and promotional work with them.
I hadn’t a clue if I would be any good at it, but found I liked doing it. Another way to stretch those creative writing muscles. And you get to help other authors, which is always a good thing. And you never know, I might just pluck up the courage to get them to do a Blog Tour for one of our own books.
I have been making considerable progress with my new laptop, despite more frustration than you can shake a stick at!
Being made to feel stupid is not exactly a hobby of mine, but when it comes to anything remotely computer-ish…I just can’t seem to help myself.
But…and this is a massive but… I do appear to be getting somewhere. I even managed to write some notes on the new instrument of torture and send them back to my PC, so it looks as though I will be able to work out in the garden this summer and that has to be worth getting the grand daddy of all headaches for, at least I think so!
See you all next week…