Once a schoolteacher...always a school teacher!
I write each weekday with breaks for ‘morning
playtime’, lunch and ‘afternoon playtime’.
Old habits die hard!
Research is vital to my writing so I make regular visits to the British Library in London so I can study extracts from old newspapers. This adds authenticity
to the world inhabited by my characters. I also read
every day, particularly reference books and magazines
that provide useful background to my stories.
Part of the fun of being a full-time writer is that
I get to meet interesting people from all walks of life.
More often than not, this takes place over a relaxing
meal and, while I make notes about dentists, farmers,
gardeners and ex-Presidents of the Women’s Institute,
they enjoy a glass of wine!
So my ‘writing day’ is never dull.