Writing: Busy Days

schrijver10Writing books. Writing Workshops. Writing Christmas cards. Writing shopping lists. Writing leaflets for my husband. Writing next newsletter (sign up via link in sidebar). Writing, writing, writing!

I am busy and I bet you cannot guess what it is that is keeping me on my toes – yes, it is writing.

After presenting what I am told is a sucessful workshop for aspiring writers, I have been attacked by characters all wanting a role in my next novel. I enjoyed the event and met interesting authors of the future.

I started on the sequel to Maggie’s Child, and it has a title; Maggie’s Men. A count up of coins for Mother bought about a scene, and off I went with an opening character I had not planned on using.

While the ladies in the workshop were working on an exercise I created for them, they set a scene in my mind and a Victorian teacher popped into my brain. This has led to a rough plan of a possible novel.

Amazing where inspiration comes from – where do you gather yours? What is your current project?


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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13 Responses to Writing: Busy Days

  1. So happy for you, Glynis, that you’re inspired and that you’re having such a productive time. Impressive!

  2. Being inspired is a wonderful feeling. We just need more hours in the day don’t we! Your post is lovely and positive though and great to read. I’m not sure where I get my inspiration comes from but I have more ideas than time.

  3. I’m working on what I think will be a novella – a bit darker than my trilogy but still in the Fantasy/Magic Realism category. The bare bones for it came to me in a dream – something that never happens to me as I normally don’t remember my dreams. 🙂

  4. It sounds like your characters are keeping you busy!

  5. hilarymb says:

    Hi Glynis .. good to know you’re writing x 10!! But inspiration keeps coming doesn’t it – I think I write to educate myself … and thus do learn – but need to stretch my wings out …

    Cheers and happy times to you – Hilary

    • Glynis Smy says:

      Hilary, you write the most wonderful blog posts – yes I read them but can’t always comment via my phone. Writing stimulates and educates … go fly and enjoy the scenery. 🙂 Stay warm and safe, Gx

  6. denizb33 says:

    I love the way inspiration comes from such random places! My favourite is when I have dreams with story ideas.

  7. That’s brilliant news, Glynis and I look forward to hearing more about your new book!
    Thank you so much for facilitating one of our writing workshops, the group found your exercises very useful, inc your talk on being a planster! I will put pics and info on my blog over next few days..

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