Inspired and Irritated

Let’s get the irritated part out of the way … my laptop died. Yes, my precious machine is lying dormant until I can get it diagnosed. Fortunately, I backed up some files to an external harddrive before leaving Cyprus. It was a precautionary measure against me dropping my beloved on the floor while travelling. Mother has a laptop so am bashing out this post on hers before she rises from her afternoon nap.

IMAG0957DH and I went walking again today, and followed the path my POV, Elle Buchanan would have followed in search of food. She lives off the sea, and we found the little Winkles, Mussels, Seaweed, Crabs, and other savoury items she would hunt out. I photographed several things for inspiration. I even found the pool where she fetched water for boiling. Also the salt dike where the green seaweed gets trapped. The Romans built many to retain the salt, and bring water closer inland. We walked a long breaker, and the wind really whipped around. The salt on my lips, and the smell of fresh seaweed, really fire me up to write another chapter of, The Man in Room Eighteen.

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About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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12 Responses to Inspired and Irritated

  1. Jade Reyner says:

    Beautiful pictures, great inspiration. Sorry about the laptop, hope it feels better soon!

  2. Glynis – Those ‘photos are gorgeous! Lucky you to have so much beauty to see. I am awfully sorry to hear about your laptop though. That’s just horrible! You were wise to back up your things, and I hope that either it gets repaired quickly or you get a new one soon.

  3. Hilary says:

    Hi Glynis .. oh dear – that’s what I dread .. but now with some technical help I’m getting my brain into gear .. all things will be backed up and ‘secured’ as best we can … so I’m feeling easier in that direction.

    Just so much learning to do for the new projects .. but help is much appreciated – I’m lucky I found someone ..

    It’s lovely being by the seaside isn’t it .. and you’re obviously enjoying being home … love the photos etc .. thank goodness for your mother’s laptop .. I’ve just got a bluetooth keyboard for my ipad – that will help .. Chrome keeps dropping me on the pc for some reason ..

    Cheers Hilary

  4. Bad laptop! Bad!

    Lovely photographs, Glynis!

  5. denizb33 says:

    Sorry to hear about your laptop.
    Lovely photos Glynis!
    I used the word winkles in my novella and it’s been so long (okay, a year, but I miss the sea) since I was by the sea that I started doubting myself, wondering if there was really such a creature 🙂

    • Glynis Smy says:

      It’s been a nightmare, Deniz. I know we shouldn’t rely on these things but I do! It is my lifeline to the writing world.

      Winkles exist and taste lovely! I shall be collecting some for supper soon. I pickle them in vinegar, and enjoy them with crusty brown bread. 🙂

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