Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Holidays and Copies of My Walks Book

My week in Coverack was lovely, thanks (see above for where we stayed - one of the top floor flats in a converted hotel) despite dreadful weather for the first part of the week but we relaxed and ate well, explored the area and generally had a good time, as did the dogs. Second half of the week cheered up so we were able to do a CT walk in sunshine (gasp) and get out and about – all in all it was very relaxing and I can’t wait to go back as it was a stunning spot.

Just as well I was so relaxed as I got a phone call on Friday to say I need a new boiler…… thank God it was a cheap holiday.

I have been tagged by Rena George to answer the following questions, but given that my forthcoming book - which I will receive copies of THIS WEEK - is non-fiction (about Cornish walks), the answers aren’t what they might be.

What is your title and how did you choose? The title of my walks book is Discover Cornwall – a book on Cornish walks.
2. What came first – location, character or plot? The locations, definitely.
3. Did you enjoy writing this book or was it hard going? There are elements of all walks that I find tough going – like life – but it’s worth it in the end.
4. Do you write in sequence? No – but for novels I do!
5. Are you a planner or a plotter? Non fiction books have to be planned well – you have to know the structure before you start.
6. Did you know the end before you started? Yes.
7. Which do you prefer – writing that first draft, or editing it? I used to love that first draft as it’s so exciting, and hate editing. Now I can see the value of both.
8. Could you write a sequel? Yes one planned for 2014.
9. When you type ‘The End’ are you elated that you’ve got there, or sad, knowing how you will miss your characters? Both. With non-fiction and fiction books, it’s hard letting go – or knowing when to let go.
1 Which genres do you love and hate? There are no genres that I hate, but I don’t tend to read too many thrillers as they keep me awake at night.


Akelamalu said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday. x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Ak. It was lovely - I just want to go back there now!

Rena George said...

Hi Flowerpot. Your answers make a refreshing change from the normal fiction response. I love reading about your Cornish walks. Can you let me know where to buy your new book?
Glad you enjoyed the holiday in lovely Coverack. You deserved to. Rx

Jennifer Perry said...

Make sure we know how to order your book!

Flowerpot said...

Jennifer - I certainly will!

Flowerpot said...

Hi Rena and others - Discover Cornwall is available through Amazon - or will be when the copies have come bck from the printers!

Flowerpot said...

PS Rena there is no link to your blog through above!

Anonymous said...

It does indeed look a lovely spot. Cornwall is a beautiful part of the world.

CJ x

Flowerpot said...

CJ - this was a stunning part of Cornwall - even in the fog!

Talli Roland said...

I'm with you on the thrillers - I cannot read them late at night!

Glad you had a good week.

Flowerpot said...

Talli - I can't watch thrillers either. Guaranteed insomnia!