As I wait for my novel to marinate, I’ve mostly been stuck indoors looking at rain pouring on to the conservatory roof, but today I should be able to get on with some long-postponed gardening which I am hoping will encourage me to mull over the story-line and come up with some inspired improvements! Of course it will be quite frustrating because I’m not going to let myself actually change anything until August, but I find if I can reach the point where I feel as if I have to work on the file or my head will explode, then that’s the right time to start. I’ve already written a couple of notes to myself in a notebook, but that won’t on its own get me very far.
Once I get to work on it I will also be mulling over the possibility of writing yet another in the series in November, but will that be too soon? I do have an idea for a different series of mysteries in mind too – but should I stay loyal to my friends in Pitkirtly? Oh well, these are just random thoughts that have to be left to mulch, like most of the garden. In fact my poor old geraniums have practically turned to mulch already with all the rain (see below) they look as if they may be making a feeble recovery at the moment though.