Tuesday, 6 November 2012

MIU November Donation for Red Cross

MuseItUp Publishing, the lovely Canadian publisher of my tween book, Summer of the Eagles, is donating 10% of all book sales purchased from their Bookstore during November to the Red Cross. This is towards the aid for the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in the US.

The word count is mounting during my NaNo challenge, although it remains to be seen if I can keep it up for the rest of the month! I'm enjoying writing a contemporary and a short historical at the same time, as it stops me getting bored with one or the other. I have a break in between, of course, and do other things or go out gallavanting. I definitely find train journeys brilliant for writing a few hundred words - a good excuse to go to Glasgow more often perhaps! Then there's the weekly coffee and cake at my favourite Costa in a nearby mall. Who says we need to sit at home to write - the buzz of being among people, but slightly removed from them, seems to bring out my creativity. Anyone else more creative somewhere other than at home?

On with some more work before today's writing group!



Teresa Ashby said...

That is brilliant of them. I'm off to take a look.
I seldom go on train journeys, but I do remember last time I did I found it very inspiring!
Wish we had a Costa in town :-) x

Talli Roland said...

That's a great idea from your publisher.

I'm rubbish working away from home! I'm too easily distracted.

Cara Cooper said...

Hi Rosemary

I'm very happy writing in coffee shops and find the background buzz and ever changing picture useful for keeping me from getting distracted in other ways!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Teresa - they have lots of lovely books! That's a shame you don't have a Costa - some of the staff at this one even know me now.

It's strange, Talli, but I get more distracted at home!

That sounds like my experience, Cara!

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

Great idea. There's a big kit lit auction on the internet, but the items are out of my price range.

Joanna said...

This is a brilliant idea. Thanks, Rosemary.

I can only write at home, but I often wish I could write in Costa. My daughter works in Costa in Cardiff and she has lovely chats with the regulars who spend time reading, writing and studying in there.

I'm so glad the NaNoWriMo is going well. x

Rena George said...

What a lovely publisher you have, Rosemary. I hope your book makes lots of money for this very worthy cause.
Not sure I could work in a coffee shop though. Don't you have customers peering over you shoulder all the time?
On the other hand...didn't JK Rowling write her first Harry Potter in an Edinburgh cafe?
I might just give that a try after all. xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for commenting, Pen & Ink!

Hi Joanna - it's amazing how much writing I get done with pen and paper at the cafe or on the train!

Thank you, Rena - their bookstore has a huge variety of authors and books so there's a lovely list to choose from.
I sit at a small table at the side in the coffee shop and can completely focus on writing. Maybe it's the pen and paper that makes the difference!