Chapter three of The Right Place is slowly taking shape... Still in its very raw, badly composed version, but I will get there... It takes so many hours, even days to get a satisfactory version of what you want to say!
And then you always have to leave it for a bit and come back to it to reshape it again!
But it is good to be back writing!
An avid reader since the age of 5, I don't think I have ever been that long without reading a book.
During the February holidays, I started Robert Macfarlane's The Wild Places, and then... nothing until this week.
I am on a mission to correct this...
I have just finished the terrific Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal.
I am going back to The Wild Places now, and I have also ordered a few books I've wanted to read for ages... More on that soon...
I am working on the opening chapter of my third novel today and will start chapter two tomorrow...
I have started to feel like a writer again... At last!
I have finally finished the assignment I have been on since early January - very early starts and a lot of driving around have been stealing my energy...
I am now ready to get back to what I love doing best: write books, find new stock for the Arcane Publishing second-hand book stall and walk around the beautiful Dorset countryside to find inspiration for my writing.
I will be able to post more regularly over the next three months or so, especially updates about the progress of the first draft of The Right Place which has been dreadfully abandoned over the past few months...
Today, I went for a walk down the Portland Beach Road to take pictures of the very pretty pink flowers which spread out over the pebbles on the side of the road: thrift, or Portland Pinks.
Ironically, as everything is kicking off before the next round of European Elections, Portland is full of colourful vans sporting the logos of national sailing teams from all around Europe and a mixture of languages can be heard being spoken. We didn't even know about it (!): Portland is hosting a very big sailing competition, the European Sailing Championships, which are an important step towards selection for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!
Spring has arrived in Dorset, and I am on holiday...
After a very intense three months working in a very busy environment, it really is bliss to just go out and find oneself in the gorgeous Dorset countryside.
I am trying to reconnect with nature and with words, and I hope to start writing again at some point over the summer.
I hope to go out and get as much inspiration as possible in the next few days...
Lambs have started to appear... Next week should be good in the fields around here!
Arcane Publishing and Matt ArtPix have done their first fair of 2019! We had a great time at the infamous LouLou's Vintage Fair at the beautiful Bournemouth Pavilion.
Our next fair is Vintage Somerset Fair at Wells Town Hall in the gorgeous town of Wells on March 2nd.
This might be the last outing for Arcane Publishing for a while as there is a lot going on in thebackground for us at the moment, but of course, Matt ArtPix will be doing a lot of fairs and you will hear all about it on the Arcane Publishing website!
No update about The Right Place at the moment as I haven't had time to spend on the book at all...
It's been a bit quiet on here recently, but this doesn't mean I have been idle - quite the contrary, actually!
I have been working behind the scenes on getting some smashing stock and booking events for Arcane publishing.
The first event of 2019 will be very soon at the fantastic Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and it will be the Loulou's Vintage Fair on 17th February. Arcane will take up a small corner of Matt ArtPix's stall and we will bring some interesting, arty, glamorous and rare books!
We will keep adding events to our EVENTS PAGE over the next few months, so do come back soon!
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