I am giving thanks for the return of my writing vibe. I've managed to get down 3,000 words of an entirely new novel, being the second book in the planned crime series. I've settled on a format that means I can relax and enjoy the process, which is vital at this stage. The first novel is back with an agent, looking spruce with a new prologue and a brand new title. I have lots of research to read through for the second novel, which is a part of the process I love, although so far I've managed to resist the lure of spending too long researching and not long enough writing the damn thing.
Finally, a sigh of grateful relief for the change of novel I am reading. I have put aside When will there by Good News? by Kate Atkinson (too chick-litty for me, I'm afraid) and taken up the far more robust and rewarding Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith, whose description of a character's smile 'staggering back' to his face made me grin hugely.
Causes Sarah Hilary Supports
Cancer Research, British Red Cross, British Heart Foundation