Monday, 11 May 2015

Bea Ready

There’s nothing like a holiday to lighten the spirits and inspire the mind. I am back at my desk this morning after a week away camping in the Lake District, feeling refreshed and ready for action!

There is a reason why Cumbria has so many lakes. We experienced it as the winds blew with gusto, driving the rain against the tent walls and creating a moat around us through which the ducks enjoyed plodging. Even at its worst, there is something very comforting sitting under cover, nursing a cup of hot mulled wine, whilst displaying a true British stiff upper lip. I even managed to escape election fever, having registered a postal vote a few weeks earlier.

Where do I start? I’ve checked up on Facebook, Twitter and the blogs which I follow. Now for the hard part, trying to capture in words the stories that are racing through my head.

Do you find it difficult to knuckle down again after a few days away?

6 comments:

  1. Plodging is such a great word!

    No, I don't find it difficult to get back into writing after being away. (I'm really annoying, aren't i?)

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  2. Hi Bea, I find that I write better somewhere else. I won a competition once with a story I'd written while on a weeks hols. Must go there again:)

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    1. That's a great excuse for a holiday, Susan. I wonder if the hotel cost would be tax deductible?

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  3. Hi Bea,
    what are 'days away' ...? thanks for the heads up you sent to Tosh (Patsy) about the Ficklings, I've made good use of the information. Did you?

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    1. Indeed, Celia, it is true that for a writer there never is an 'away' day because the creative brain keeps working. But a change of scenery is still good!
      I'm glad the Ficklings info was of use to you. Not for me as I only do short stories. But I wish you best of luck in the competition!

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