Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Travelling Writer - and Reader

I'm going to be away for a few days, although there are blog posts scheduled to appear in the usual way, starting with a Forgotten Book tomorrow that is both rare and enjoyable.

I'm looking forward to the chance to do a bit more thinking about my current novel in progress. It took ages for me to get going with this one, but now I've got over the mental barriers that were in the way, I'm quite excited by the story-line. And for an author, that's important, for if we are not excited by what we write, how can we expect our readers to be?

I don't expect to do much actual writing while I'm away, though. I have still not got into the habit of writing fiction on a laptop, a failing I really ought to correct one of these days. There is a view that writers should write each and every day, without fail, and I can see the logic of this, but I'm afraid I never quite manage to achieve it.

I'm also eagerly anticipating the chance to catch up with some reading - a mix of Golden Age and more recent books, I guess: some material for future posts! Unfortunately, I expect to have limited access to the internet whilst I'm away, so I apologise in advance for any tardiness in responding to any comments on the posts that you may be kind enough to make.

But I'll be back very soon!


Anonymous said...

Martin - Oh, how write you are! ;-). It's often a matter of getting over mental barriers and getting "into" a plot that drives the author to create something good. And if the previous books in your LD series are anything to go by, your next instalment will be great. Enjoy your time away.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Hope you'll enjoy your trip and your chance to recharge your batteries. :) Enjoy your reading, too!