Sunday, February 01, 2009

Spring has arrived!

In Ireland today is St. Brigid's day and therefore the first day of spring, and as all first days of spring go in this country, it is wet and windy.

I can't believe January is over for another year. It was a good month for me, starting with my story appearing in Necrotic Tissue on the very first day of the New Year, then getting three stories accepted and ending the month writing my novel in the lovely surroundings of Anan Cara (which means soul friend in Irish, I don't know if I mentioned it before).

Thank you to everyone who gave me such good advice yesterday. I should have taken advantage of the sun but being a) slightly nervous of the flesh eating fairies and b) the dark queen of laziness, I had a nap instead. I feel a lot better today for it and my writing is benefitting to.

I am unconciously preparing to return to the real world tomorrow. I'm trying not to let it spoil my last day here and making sure I get lots of notes written and chapters polished so I am set up for continuing with the novel when I get back home.

There was a lovely golden crescent moon over the ocean last night. It shone with the intensity of a child's night light, softly cushioned by the clouds. For those who know the book I'm writing, it reminded me of two special characters who started the whole thing in motion.


DNOTY2009 said...

Enjoy your last day, Inkpot. Glad you had a good January - here's to an even better February!

And congrats on the 3 acceptances.

Anonymous said...

It sounds an amazing week- hopefully the spirit of aman cara will continue to rest and inspire you during the year
can't wait to read the book

Inkpot said...

Thanks DNOTY2009 (that's jumping the gun abit isn't it?) here's to a good Feb for us both.

thanks Anon, I hope so too. :)