The End


This is probably my final picture of Cragside to show the rest of the south elevation. I couldn't get it all in one picture as I could the north side, because I couldn't stand far enough away from it.
I think I've done all I can do with the Viking story, so I'm going to stop tinkering with it and try to sell it. It is very hard to stop tweaking, adjusting, layering - I shall have to be very firm with myself.

One way to do it is to get immersed in something else, and I have several projects just waiting for me to dive into. I've got one story going through a critique group now, and though no one has come right out and said it, I know it is meandering all over the place. I need to lop off bits at the front to bring the action right to the forefront, introduce the h/h in a more attention grabbing way and then decide exactly what my main conflict(s) are going to be between these two.

The first draft was a delight to write, so I hope I can hang onto the frothy skin and just underlay it with a good, believable skeleton.

Comments

Kate Hardy said…
Lovely pics and you've brought back very happy memories for me of our family holiday in Northumbria.

Sympathies on the toothache. Been there myself recently - Panadol is VERY good for the pain, but codeine makes me fuzzy and is NOT conducive to writing!

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