I feel like the words aren’t coming easily today. However I feel like this having already written nearly 300 words – much more than my goal of 250 per day. I feel like because I’ve been regularly writing over one thousand words, if I don’t get near that I’m letting myself down. I wonder if I should be congratulating myself on doing any, or berating myself for not getting up to as many as I know I can do. I don’t know.
I’ve just had to do some really interesting research for ‘Holiday’. Research on the brand new BMW Z4 sDrive 35i. That’s some research I could do any day of the week. It’s beautiful. I want one. I think I’m aspiring to get one. I also need to do some research on penthouse apartments overlooking the Thames here in London. I think I might want one of them when I’m finished. This book will throw up some more interesting research – to be authentic and accurate I need a trip to Majorca. Damn, what a shame. Maybe I’ll set my next one in Hawaii or the Bahamas. He he.
I went to the library during my lunch break to take a book back. The whole way there I was telling myself that I wasn’t allowed to go and look on the shelves at books; I’ve got more than enough ‘to read’ books at the moment (having bought 3 more last weekend). I didn’t. However, on the return’s counter there is a ‘recommended books’ stand and I made the mistake of picking up the recommended book. And it looked good. Good enough that I walked round the other side and took it out. Damn. Oh well, I’ve got my operation in a couple of weeks, if I’ve not read it by then I’m sure I’ll be able to in that week.
It’s actually a really good way of finding new authors. I’d never heard of Julia Quinn (the author of the book I picked up) and I imagine looking through the shelves I wouldn’t have picked up this book. I am quite a loyal reader, if I read your book and I like it I will look out for your other books to read. I’m also mainly attracted to books by the cover. If I don’t immediately like the cover, the chances are I won’t pick your book up – let alone read it. The exception to this is if I’ve been told it’s good – word of mouth is so important.
I think that’s as much as I can say at the moment. Back to the novel.