Friday, 26 July 2013

Struggling to Write

 
As we're in London tomorrow, Bonnie is on another mini-break with Grandad. The weather was so lovely at six o'clock (evening, not morning!) that I just had to go out for a walk - dog or no dog. What it did mean was I was able to take photographs. This is a rarity on a walk as usually I am scanning the horizon for dogs that Bonnie might potentially like to eat!
 
 
I ended up walking for about an hour and a half, just enjoying the beautiful view, taking photographs and thinking about my next story.
 
I like to remind myself every now and again what a beautiful part of the country I live in.
 
Is it just me, or is everyone finding it harder to write in the hot weather? I find my attention span is shorter and I start itching to go out walking instead of writing.
 
No great writerly news today, except a sale to PF (thank you Shirley) and despite the distraction of the weather I managed to write a Christmas story.



12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos :-) Hope Bonnie enjoys her stay with Grandad and you have a fab time in London! Congrats on the sale :-) x

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  2. Thanks. Teresa. Yes, Bonnie always loves going to Grandad's - she gets thoroughly spoilt and I don't even want to think about all the snacks she gets!

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  3. Lovely photos, Wendy. Yes, we do live in a gorgeous part of the world and I think I've walked along that river. Oddly, my writing productivity has gone through the roof in the heat - maybe because I have no inclination to do any housework...

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    1. We're are very lucky, aren't we Tracy and you are are lucky not being distracted by the weather.

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  4. I'm struggling to get anything at all done in the heat: writing, cleaning, shopping, working! It's all such hard going right now. Praying for rain, my garden looks so dry.

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    1. We have now got the rain, Joanna, and the lightning!

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  5. I'm struggling to write too, Wendy. Lovely photos, and congratulations on your sale. :-)

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Lovely to hear from you.

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  6. Lovely photos, and well done on another sale! Yes, even up here, the weather has made most people lethargic, especially the mugginess that always arrives eventually.

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    1. Not that we're complaining of course, Rosemary!

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  7. Wendy, I'm glad it's not just me!! (finding it hard to write). It must be the weather..! I had to laugh about you 'scanning the horizon for dogs that Bonnie would like to eat' - I am usually scanning the horizon for dogs that would like to eat my little Bonnie! (We'd better never get our dogs together!!). And people think taking a dog for a walk is a nice relaxing thing to do...!

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    1. Ha! They know nothing, Helen - people who don't have dogs have no idea of the minefield that is 'the dog walk'!

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