Anyone that follows my blog or has read the Silver Lake series knows I love the beach.
There is nothing like the feeling of sand under your feet to soothe the soul. It’s my quiet place. My happy place. My thinking place. My sanctuary….
Even in winter….no make that especially in winter….it holds a special kind of magic.
Would you believe me if I said the photo above had been shot in January? No? Well it was – the 1st of January to be precise.
In winter the beach tends to be virtually deserted. OK, it tends to be damn cold too! It’s Scotland – it can be damn cold in summer! On several occasions I’ve timed my visits just right and managed to secure the whole beach to myself for a few precious minutes.
Selfish I know but, in those few stolen moments, it’s MY space.
Space to daydream. Space to think things through (or over think them as I have a tendency to do). Space to seek creative inspiration. Space to reminisce. Space to shed private tears. Space to breathe. Space to recharge the batteries.
Without fail, I leave every time feeling calmer and more grounded. Maybe it’s the water themed name or the Cancerian birth sign but my soul is most definitely tied to the beach.
Where’s your happy place?
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I’ll start with a small apology…… life got in the way and I omitted to write a newsletter last month. (I also forgot to add writing it to my To Do list and with all the buzz of the run up to Christmas etc, I forgot about it!)
I mentioned in November’s newsletter that I would be busy with my music blog in December and I was! During December I enjoyed three great nights of music. Missed my reviews of those shows? Not to worry, you can catch up here https://the525toglasgow.wordpress.com/
Currently there are seven gigs in my 2019 calendar but that list is bound to grow somewhat as more tours are announced. Do you think I’d get away with badging it as “book research”? LOL
December also saw a guest indie author make an appearance on my blog. I welcomed Mark Grint aka Christian W Smith along to share his excellent short story Alana of Great Lindford and some insights into his writing. If you missed it, you can catch up here https://coralmccallum.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/introducing-2/
If you are an author with a new novel underway or have a short story to share and would like to be featured on my blog, please contact me. Guests are always welcome.
The next instalment in my Silently Watching series rounded off the year on my blog. It never ceases to amaze me how popular that particular dark angel is. Don’t worry, she’ll be back later this year.
My primary creative focus is still Book Baby 5. Progress has been steady throughout December and as planned I began the long arduous process of typing it up on 1st January. The current loose plan is to write/type for the first half of this year, type/edit over Summer and into Autumn then, all being well, Book Baby 5 will take its first tentative steps into the world towards the end of the year. It’s a tall order as there is a huge amount still be done but I’ll give it my best shot!
As my mantra says “Dreams get you started. Discipline keeps you going”. I’m going to need all my self-discipline to bring this one in on schedule- trust me!
Till next time…..
Love n hugs