As you may remember I am planning to write a novel in February (see Simply Write 1 Nov). Am buying a dozen of my favourite pen, lovely brown paper notebooks from Paperchase, and am stocking up on printer cartridges.
Am thinking about where I will write. Virginia Woolf famously had a room of her own, Vera Brittain used to stay in country hotels or in her cottage in the New Forest (taking staff). Somerset Maugham had his villa in Cap Ferrat, T S Elliot his shelter on the front at Margate, now listed, and Roald Dahl his shed. Barbara Rapido says 'I used to run away from home to write'. I'm thinking the nicest libraries, study rooms in museums, cafes....unlike J K Rowling I won't have a baby in a pram thank heavens. (How did she do it?)
How will I keep up the blog? Expect very short postings in February!
All absolutely non essential chores will be cancelled - hurrah. Social life may be curtailed somewhat.
You can see that so far it's total fantasy, can't you. All the fun stuff - the utter indulgence of lots of time to myself - I can hear myself turning down requests for my time with 'Sorry, I'm writing my novel this month!'
I've thought of everything except.........a story!
I really don't know if I've got a story in me. Gulp..