The whole county is absolutely stunning, and I immediately felt at home, drawn to the very special beauty of its landscape.
Already at the time, I had become obsessed with one particular place in West Dorset: Abbotsbury. I had written a blog about it at the time, entitled THE RIGHT PLACE.
The Right Place has now become the working title of what will either be my third or fourth novel.
I already have an idea for an urban novel, Anti, but the draw of Dorset has increased since that very first visit - I have now been there three times and am about to go back to Dorset for two full weeks.
I guess only time will tell which of the two novels will become the third one. This will depend on my ability to spend time researching and writing in Dorset itself, something I am very keen to do, but haven't got the funds for!
I have now decided that Abbotsbury and Saint Catherine's chapel will play a central role in the novel, and I already have in mind to get the rights to print the lyrics of PJ Harvey's song The Wind - about Saint Catherine's chapel - at the beginning of the book.