Monday 1st March 2021
It might have escaped your notice, but I didn't do a February Blog. I was 'on a roll' finishing up my latest book, Taking the Sun, and doing a blog seemed like an interruption.
This lockdown in the UK (#3) has felt like the longest and the toughest. Maybe because we're in winter, with long, cold nights and dreary skies. Winter was also a time for planning our travel, something we're not confident about doing at the moment. Maybe it's because my days have fallen into a routine and I feel like I'm in a Groundhog Day movie with just a few twists—changing the bed instead of shopping, cleaning instead of cooking—you get the idea.
Even those times when I want to complain I'm determined not to—there are A LOT of people who have it a whole lot tougher than me. And I can escape whenever I want to with books—whether writing or reading.
I'm very happy with Taking the Sun, the latest in my Breaking Camp Series. I hope to edit and release it by the end of March. I've begun to outline characters, plot, and action for my next book (no title yet). And I'm reading—The Promised Land by Obama and The Lido by Libby Page. I just finished Pearce's Dear Mrs. Bird and John Barry's The Great Influenza.
I shall end this now—my schedule says it's time to do my online Pilates Class, which I really love. Our border terrier will help, making sure she lies down right in the spot where I'm doing a rollup. (Photo is from a few weeks ago when we had snow!)