Thursday, 19 July 2012

Novel in a Day

Back at the beginning of the year, when I was busy planning 2012 and new year resolutions I stumbled across a tweet from Victoria Connelly talking about a novel in a day workshop she would be running in Suffolk later in July.
Inspired, I booked, as for many years i have harboured a yearning to write a book, something often discussed and encouraged by my friends... I have several exercise books with jottings and ideas in along with several drafted chapters... but needing that final push, encouragement and confidence building.
Saturday dawned, and with a soggy journey down the A12 behind me I arrived in the picturesque village of Assington for the course, which was being held at the lovely Assington Mill not far from where Victoria lived. On the Mills website it warned of traffic calming pot holes on the drive into the Mill.... (they were not joking) but pot holes or not it was worth the journey as the Mill and it's owners Ann & Bob were delightful...
There were 10 of us in total, who had traveled near & far for the day, all budding writers!
It was evident that there was some ladies who were very far down the writing road, compared to myself and others, but experienced / inexperienced we all gained lots from the day from each other and especially Victoria.
Victoria was lovely, sharing lots of knowledge & tips, as well as walking us through planning, plotting, & pitching our prose!
Anne and Bob laid on a delicious lunch for us, with lots of the treats dug from the vegetable plot in the back garden. In addition Bob baked the most yummiest biscuits and brownies for elevens's and afternoon tea. As you can see the chickens were so friendly and desperate for any lunch leftovers

After lunch we went to the Reading Hut in the garden, which was a circular straw thatched hut, here we pitched our book ideas to each other, great fun and wetted our appetites for future book releases!



The day passed really quickly, everyone was lovely and I hope that they all put pen to paper, or touch type their dream novel.
Victoria was great.... Now looking forward to the Christmas "Austin " treat to round off the Darcy trilogy.


Thanks again to all who made the day a joy x

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2 comments:

Archies Mum said...

Sounds like you had a really good day. Look forward to hearing about a new budding author called Teresa. Good luck x

Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like great fun and I await patiently for your written work!!! I want to see you in the window of Waterstones!!

Victoria xx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Novel in a Day

Back at the beginning of the year, when I was busy planning 2012 and new year resolutions I stumbled across a tweet from Victoria Connelly talking about a novel in a day workshop she would be running in Suffolk later in July.
Inspired, I booked, as for many years i have harboured a yearning to write a book, something often discussed and encouraged by my friends... I have several exercise books with jottings and ideas in along with several drafted chapters... but needing that final push, encouragement and confidence building.
Saturday dawned, and with a soggy journey down the A12 behind me I arrived in the picturesque village of Assington for the course, which was being held at the lovely Assington Mill not far from where Victoria lived. On the Mills website it warned of traffic calming pot holes on the drive into the Mill.... (they were not joking) but pot holes or not it was worth the journey as the Mill and it's owners Ann & Bob were delightful...
There were 10 of us in total, who had traveled near & far for the day, all budding writers!
It was evident that there was some ladies who were very far down the writing road, compared to myself and others, but experienced / inexperienced we all gained lots from the day from each other and especially Victoria.
Victoria was lovely, sharing lots of knowledge & tips, as well as walking us through planning, plotting, & pitching our prose!
Anne and Bob laid on a delicious lunch for us, with lots of the treats dug from the vegetable plot in the back garden. In addition Bob baked the most yummiest biscuits and brownies for elevens's and afternoon tea. As you can see the chickens were so friendly and desperate for any lunch leftovers

After lunch we went to the Reading Hut in the garden, which was a circular straw thatched hut, here we pitched our book ideas to each other, great fun and wetted our appetites for future book releases!



The day passed really quickly, everyone was lovely and I hope that they all put pen to paper, or touch type their dream novel.
Victoria was great.... Now looking forward to the Christmas "Austin " treat to round off the Darcy trilogy.


Thanks again to all who made the day a joy x

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

2 comments:

Archies Mum said...

Sounds like you had a really good day. Look forward to hearing about a new budding author called Teresa. Good luck x

Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like great fun and I await patiently for your written work!!! I want to see you in the window of Waterstones!!

Victoria xx