Summer weather?

Eek, once again I sort of disappeared from here for several months! Unintentional, I assure you. Right now I am deep in the second draft of TWFF with a deadline for the end of June. This is a deadline I have to stick to as one of my readers is heading to Thailand for seven weeks at the end of next month, and she’s hoping to either read the draft before she goes or to take it with her.

I recently returned from a trip to New York; my first cross-Atlantic trip, in fact. I may have ransacked the YA sections of many bookstores while I was there. I came back with twenty-six books, but, as I was underweight, I could have bought more. I’m starting to make my way through them, but taking my time of course.

So far we seem to be getting an actual summer, if only for a little while. I think it’s time to start contemplating writing outside in the garden with a cool drink. It’s still bright on my home from work after evening shifts, warm enough that I don’t need a coat–perfect thinking time. While I’m not a fan of summer, preferring pleasant spring days, I love summer evenings and how they make me relaxed and contemplative.

I’m hoping to start querying TWFF possibly in late summer or early autumn, but we’ll see. I think there’s still a draft or two to go; there’s no point in overthinking it until I get some reader feedback.

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2 thoughts on “Summer weather?

  1. I’m happy to meet you, Helen. Sitting outside and writing in a cool summer evening would be a dream. I live in the Midwest USA and cool summer nights don’t usually happen until September. I wish you luck with your book. I’ll be following to see how it goes.

  2. Hi, Elizabeth, pleased to meet you! I guess there are some disadvantages to living in Ireland after all, even with all the rain. Thank you; I have a lot of work to do in less than a month, but this is the addition external motivation I needed not to dawdle. It’ll be a challenge!

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