It’s amazing what a change of scene and a cup of tea can do. At this point I must mention Amid Giants and Idols, my favourite café for the good company and excellent leaf tea in a bag. Plus an understanding owner who lets me hog a table and scribble away. After a few weeks of mulling things over novel-wise, I completed a coherent story arc for a character in a 40-minute notes session while drinking my cup of Darjeeling.
Speaking of places I write, my Eriba caravan is entering the final phase of refurbishment. It still sits on my drive thus:
After a thorough search for the right interiors, a sneak preview of some elements:
Exciting. The little writing room on my drive should be up and running by September. Just in the nick of time, then, to have a chance of writing uninterrupted and undistracted and nail that first draft by the end of 2013. That’s the theory, anyway.