He was at school and university with, among others, cricket commentator Brian Johnston and playwright William Douglas-Home.
Jungle Red Writers 8 smart and sassy crime fiction writers dish on writing and life. When Thanksgiving falls late in the calendar it seems like we are thrown headlong into the holiday melee.
For me, this brings a huge sigh of relief. We are still very autumnal here in north Texas, as you can see. We had unusually heavy writing a whip sound in October, so we have much more color in the trees than we usually see, even so late in the season. View across Debs' patio And as I missed almost a month of autumn at home when I was in the UK, I'm loving having a week longer to enjoy the turning leaves and crisp golden days, to dream of soups and stews and apple pies rather than Christmas shopping.
We actually put up our Christmas lights on the day after Thanksgiving, because it was warm, and because my hubs is a stickler for tradition on that. But our tree because we get a real one won't go up until at least the end of the first week in December, and I am only vaguely entertaining thoughts of Christmas presents and decorating.
I want to enjoy the end of autumn before it is Christmas and then winter and then the year is gone Doesn't it seem like we are always being pushed too fast into the next season, the next holiday, without having the chance to savor the moment?
Dear Reds, what are you all doing with your extra week? I am writing writing writing madly towards the end--finally--of my book, so for me this extra week is a huge blessing. All of my deadlines got rolled back this year, so the book that was due on Nov 1 was suddenly due Sept 1 to accomodate the book originally due Feb 1 that was moved to Nov 1.
Needless to say, life became a blur and my house, the frat house, is a disaster. So, I am taking this week to clean because come Dec 1, I have to start working on the book that is now due Feb 1 because I thought I should wedge in another book since I suddenly had a window of time.
A gazillion of them, starting with taking my car in for a recall deadly airbags. And I confess I got a head start on my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving online and a quick trip to my favorite store, Marshalls. Oh, and a trip to the mall for exercise.
I've turned in my novel again and now I have time to focus on a short story I agreed to write when it seemed like I had all the time in the world to write it. If only I had an idea I'm afraid this week is all planned out.
Monday is our wedding anniversary, Tuesday is John's birthday, Wednesday is packing up and cleaning, Thursday is driving as far as Pasadena, Friday is driving the rest of the way home to Marin, Saturday is attending a Christmas fundraiser. Life has been rather crazy for a while.
We have made an offer on a house in Phoenix but just found out the inspection has turned up lots of things we don't like. Oh, and I'm writing my next stand-alone in my spare time! As for Christmas cards, I haven't even started yet. I love the idea of an extra week in November and I have high hopes for this time, beginning with words a day channeling Rhys and Jenn here And get the decorations up, get the Christmas cards out, start packing gifts for the kids on the other side of the country.
However, as I write this, I am desperately craving a nap. Maybe that would get things jump started?? There's an extra week? But the last of the copy edits went in Sunday. I have about a week to do that.
I have a book event every day but Friday! All good, all fun, all crazy. Book cover reveal next week. And then who knows.RHYS BOWEN: One of the challenges of writing historical novels is making sure I get things right.
This includes manner of speech and address. Nothing takes a reader out of a period more easily than a character using language that is not right for the period.
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