Thursday, 3 January 2013

Part Three of Gwen's Saga

I hope everyone had an enjoyable start to 2013. At least the weather seems to be much milder than usual up here so there's no excuse not to get out and about and back to normal. I still leave the treee and most of the decorations up until twelfth night but by that time, I'm desperate to get them all away! It must be a legacy of the traditions surrounding that night, a theme I write about in the Victorian novella, Mischief at Mulberry Manor, when real greenery was used inside the homes.

But back to the start of another year. Although I don't make resolutions now, I do write down some of the projects to complete (hopefully) during the year. As I mentioned at the time, the NaNo expreience was so positive in November that I'm making sure I now begin the morning with whatever novel I'm working on, before getting waylaid online. We'll see what it does to my output this year!

Meanwhile, here's a lovely New Year gift. The third part of Gwen's great saga set in the Scottish Borders between the two world wars, A Maxwell Takes Flight, is free to download from Amazon UK and Amazon US until Sunday, 6th January.

Hope your year is full of health and happiness.


Charmaine Clancy said...

I'm much more productive in the mornings too, as long as I stay off blogs and facebook for a couple of hours. Happy year of the writer :)

joanne fox said...

Happy New Year, Rosemary.

I find I can get a lot done if I start writing when I first wake up. Even if it's a workday, and I only fit in ten minutes, it's still enough to keep pushing the story on.

Here's to lots of creativity in 2013! x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Charmaine - hope we both have a great year!

And to you, Joanne! That's a good idea. All best for 2013!

Joanna said...

I like mornings too, Rosemary. If I don't make a start in the morning, I rarely salvage much of a writing day from what's left. The mornings seem to trigger a lovely burst of writing.
I'm waiting until Twelfth Night too and I can't wait to see the house normal again now that the tree has started to wilt a bit!
Wishing you lots of success in 2013, Rosemary. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Joanna - I think that's the problem with me too. If I don't start first thing the day is gone in a flash of other things! All success to you too.

Joan Fleming said...

Your NaNo experience clearly worked well for you, Rosemary. I'm so impressed with your output during November. I hope it continues during 2013 and wish you lots of success.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Joan - wonder if I can keep up the momentum! All the best to you too.

Anne Allen said...

Happy new year Rosemary, thank you for the lovely download gift :-) I'll definitely be getting that.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Anne - all the best to you too!