Instagram) and one in particular will form the major backdrop of this next story. It's hard to say more without giving too much away - so exciting for you all, I'm sure (!) - but it's more the background, the writing process that I share here.
I have been ruminating on the basic storyline for a while now (careful to not give it too much air play as I didn't want to interrupt my first manuscript) which has allowed the creative processes to commence. Rather than being scared I wouldn't have anything to write, whenever I'm thinking about the story, there is an overwhelming rush of ideas - and long may it continue! I know where my protagonist grew up, what she worked as before she married and how she met her husband.
I've been making the most of spare time - half an hour in between kinder drop off and the hairdresser's gave me time to make pages of notes to be transcribed to my computer. I bought a reporter's notepad especially for this project - a Spirax pad with the rings at the top, perfect for a left-hander like me who usually runs out of room on left-bound notebooks. It's the type of book I had when I worked in rural journalism back in the mid 1990s - 20 years on and I'm still using some of the same technology.
And between the notepad, tablet, laptop and computer, let's hope I can create something worth reading!