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Writing in the Sunshine. Writing in the Shadows.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

2018 - what do you think of it so far?

Well, we've just had Blue Monday - alleged to be the most depressing day of the year, and did you know that January is apparently the loneliest month? And how are all those New Year resolutions going?  Or shouldn't I ask?

Actually, I quite like January, mainly because the days are slowly and subtly getting lighter and longer. And the bulbs in the garden have begun to come through, and now it's all down hill towards warmer weather and summer.

Looking forward to spring!

For me 2018 is going to be all about the PhD - lots of visits to archives and writing up, but I hope there will be some other kinds of writing going on too. 

My publishers have agreed that they would like to see the second installment of the Riviera Rogues series, so I have to find time for that, and get it into a fit state to put before the selection panel. Fingers crossed they will like it. The story revolves around a wedding - and weddings are going to be very fashionable this year. 😊 I'll share more, including the possible choices for a title, over the next few weeks.

I'm hoping for other interesting and exciting things to happen during the year too, as well as a lot of work, but we'll have to wait and see ...


  1. Good luck with the PhD and I'll be looking forward to enjoying another lovely story!

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    2. Hi Angela - thanks for the good wishes. Now I have to get the academic stuff and the writing stuff to fit together!

  2. Fantastic news about there being another Riviera Rogue from you! Best of luck with the PhD work, it sounds as if you're getting a lot done.

    And I don't mind January at all, I don't think it's a great idea to wish away time. Besides, there's the occasional day of sunshine and blue skies which makes the greyer, wetter ones fade away, and I'm enjoying watching the small birds and squirrels in the back garden.

    1. The Rogue has to get past the reading panel - hope he does as I'm rather fond of him - got to get my finger out and get a move on!

  3. For me, January brings my favourite snowdropsand like you I like to see the days getting longer. Good luck with the PhD and the new novel.