Diary of a Writer – Keeping on keeping on

Main course - The Green Tangerine, Han Noi

Main course – The Green Tangerine, Han Noi

Freezer now de-frosted, washed and rinsed. Allowed to dry overnight and switched on again yesterday. Once had an old one go on fire at that stage so it’s always a nail-biting moment. Now well into turning the marmalade oranges into pulp as they’ll be the first food installed.

Keeping the writer fitter than she would be if left to herself, the DH has instituted a weekly walk. When I say ‘weekly’ there’s a fair bit of lee-way here. Other things get in the way. Nonetheless we’re covering a lot of hidden Edinburgh and meeting all-sorts. Mostly visitors yesterday as we walked across the shoulder of the Salisbury Crags to the bottom of London Road and came home on the bus. Equally interesting is the variety of dogs being walked. You don’t see a Dalmatian for years and then two coming romping towards you.

Words were added to the wip which is a short novel.

I don’t have anything suitable for the opportunity coming up from Harlequin in APRIL, but if you do go here:

http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/2016/03/announcing-the-harlequin-heartwarming-blitz/

The line is Heartwarming. Its senior editor is Linda Fildew and it requires 70,000 words with NO sex scenes.

Rounded off yesterday by hosting my Book Group. I chose Kate Mosse’s The Taxidermist’s Daughter which I had bought as an emergency supply for the King’s Cross to Edinburgh train trip. I enjoyed it a lot, although some of it isn’t for the squeamish.

Sticking close to base for the moment as Home Fresh will be delivering my first batch. Ingredients for three main courses with menus. Am hoping to add a bit of variety to my cooking. Will let you know how it pans out.

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