Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Summer's Return

The sun is shinning and as the swallows have returned it feels like summer has arrived. These sunny little birds spend all day swooping around the farm yard, chattering all the while and later in the summer my garden fence is used as a flight school for fledgling swallows. The parents line their young up and encourage them to take to the sky. This is a picture I took last year when their lessons distracted me from writing.

Once again I find the promise of a bright sunny day distractaing, but I'm going to be firm and continue to prepare my recently completed manuscript for submission to the New Writers' Scheme which is part of Romantic Novelists' Association. This story is about Dimitri and Lisa and opens on the snowy moors of Exmoor. As the story unfolds they go to St Petersburg where Lisa discovers the truth about the man she has fallen in love with.


  1. Good luck with your story! Sounds intriguing :)

  2. Good luck with your New Writers Scheme submission, it's invaluable feedback. And many congratulations on that RWA story. I agree, a sunny day is so difficult when you write but I have on more than one occasion set myself up outside and scribbled in the sun. I don't think I'm quite as productive but I kid myself I can do both!

  3. i am so enjoying the excerpts you read out in group, Rachael, waiting almost a month for the next installment will not be easy!!

    lovely blog about the swallows by the way, ours haven't come back yet :(

  4. Looking forward to reading more, that first chapter was great. xx