So yesterday we went for our first walk for over a month and a half!
Obviously, we went back to Abbotsbury, the location of my much-delayed third novel, The Right Place. It is still my favourite place on Earth...
We checked out progress on the new art and craft hub @abbeyfarmabbotsbury - we had enquired about the price of having a unit there but predictably, it was way, way over our budget... Which is a shame as you can't wish for a more beautiful working environment... Still, we can't wait to come and visit when everything is open!
Inside St Catherine's Chapel, which plays a central role in my third novel:
I'm sad to report that progress on draft 1 of The Right Place, my third novel set in Abbotsbury, has been quasi non-existent over the past 12 months and I have now delayed the publication date to late 2024. I hope to be able to pick up the first draft around Spring time... Unfortunately, it's a sad fact of life that I have to prioritise money-earning activities at the moment - and writing is not one of them. It is frustrating and sometimes upsetting - and I really, really want to see this book published then get started in earnest on my Rural Noir detective novel Hell Lane: A Barton Stacey Mystery .
I have loads of plans for 2023, including the opening of the Arcane online bookshop, and I hope to do more markets/fairs than last year with my lovely stock of pre-loved, vintage and rare books (and my first two novels, of course!)!
Watch this space and keep an eye on updates on the ARCANE INSTA PAGE!
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