|Sunrise over Steephill Cove by Jason Dean|
I'm away this week at my favourite place in the whole wide world, the Isle of Wight. This is probably the first time for ages I'm not here for 'research', for the Isle series. I'm on a writing retreat for a week, with K.C. Wells and our friend, Jason, in Steephill Cove.
Just sitting listening to the waves, I managed to create the plot for Alpha Barman I'd been stuck on for a month. I won't take a photograph of the spiral plotline I drew because my writing looks like a drunk spider wandered over the page.
I have eaten and written and drunk (a lot) and written and walked and written, and yes, even played Pokemon Go and written. Can you tell how happy this makes me?
I am stuffed. Spicy crab soup and bread pudding. I can barely stagger back to the Lighthouse.— Sue Brown (@suebrownstories) September 26, 2016
Jason and K.C, are very easy-going companions. We all have our need to decompress here, and this is the perfect time. Writing becomes a joy, not a chore.
By the end of the week I hope to have kicked Alpha Barman into touch, and have something concrete to show my editor when I get back. In the meantime, I'll keep posting the photos and tell you all about my week. Sorry, so not sorry.