Hi folks! Like PamelaLG , I've been JW-stalking from afar the last few months (loving the webinars, both for content and the chat alongside, and harrybingham 's weekly emails), and I'm finally showing my e-face on Townhouse.
I'm taking covid as the incentive/opportunity/excuse I've needed for over ten years to stop for a while and try and put 14 years of travel scribbles into some kind of book-like shape. Word-count isn't too much of an issue - more on cutting-down than first-draft writing - but hauling it all into some kind of coherent narrative and the endless editing are challenging...
I'm a speculative/historical fiction writer really - often supernatural elements in an historical setting. Saying that, the novel I have with an agent at the moment is all speculative without the historical, being a supernatural mystery set in the present. My current WIP is supernatural too but set in a seaside town during the early 1970s. I'm on the second draft now but not going as fast as it's like
Welcome Elizabeth. It sounds like a book I’d love to read. You seem to have lived the life that I would have loved to live in a parallel universe. My life has been comfortable and conventional but I like to have adventures vicariously through my reading 😀
Oh how fascinating, Jaye Sarasin ! It's definitely On My List, particularly after my first foray properly into West Africa in 2018 (six weeks in Ghana and Burkina Faso). Did you manage to travel around the region much when you were there?
Hi Elizabeth. Sorry I never got back to you immediately. Life intervened as they say. I did get to see a fair bit of the West African coastal countries and South Africa. Left a deep impression (malaria attacks as well!) Gorgeous people although volatile. It was all pretty primitive - pre-oil - in my day but I don't suppose the ordinary folk have profited very much from that.