What I’m reading: A Good Hanging by Ian Rankin
What’s on the iPod: The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) by U2 (Free album available on iTunes right now)
What an absolutely fantastic week away. Southern England is a treat for the senses. The place is all about walking and being outdoors — trails everywhere, and I do mean everywhere. The UK (for it is still the UK on the heels of today’s vote in Scotland) has a long tradition of public footpaths, rights of way, and trails that wrap around and cut through all directions of the country.
What’s not to love?
We were fortunate to have chosen a B&B in a town that hasn’t changed in population for 700 years. The bed and breakfast backed up to a trail — the South Downs Way, to be exact. In fact, the town sits right in the Cuckmere Valley, and has amazing walking (and views).
And walk we did. One day alone, we logged over nine miles (I used Walkroid app). Total — well over 40 miles in one week. By the time we were packing to get on the plane, we were taking on huge hills with minimal effort and going long distances without thinking about it. I could absolutely live in this place, I kept thinking.
We arrived home around 1:30 am yesterday morning, having had a flight delay and then construction from Newark airport to home. I vaguely remember yesterday, but it involved pillows and naps.
Today, it’s back to work full steam. I have projects waiting and marketing to be done. Lots of ideas brewing, so it’s time to get some down on paper.
Also, next week starts a series of posts from writers just like you (in fact, you can be included). One reader asked the question: what tips would writers have to share with beginning writers?
The answer: plenty. Stay tuned for a weekly post offering up at least five top tips from successful writers, in their own words. It will be interesting to see how many of their best tips overlap.
And if you’re interested in putting together your own top tips post, please email me: lwbean AT Gmail. Five at minimum, ten at most.
So, what have you been up to since I was gone?