Giving Up

Giving up. Two words that have powerful meaning. No, I am not giving up writing – I can’t do that, too many characters in my peabrain!

What I am giving up is many extensions of me. The Virtual Bookcase is one of the things I am giving up. I need the time to write. I have showcased and shared over 600 authors and their books. This takes a lot of my free time and I truly feel I have to stop. I will no longer host author interviews on this blog. Sad, but necessary.

Whitefoam, my crime novel has taken off well and truly. My dectective, Morag Blake, has even gifted me the opening chapter of book II, the working title is apparently, Folklore.

IMG_4333I recently visited Redgrave, the Suffolk village where Maggie’s Child is set. I’ve never been but felt as if I knew the place inside and out when I set foot on the churchyard. It was an exciting day out. I leave you with a few photographs. A young woman paid me the biggest compliment recently, she said the images were exactly as she imagined when she read the book. I had described it as she imagined. It did surprise me considering I researched via the Internet from Cyprus.

Maggie’s Men is still going to be written. I want to share their side of the story.

 

 

 

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Windtop Farm – Maggie’s home after she married Jacob
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St. Mary’s Church where Jacob and Maggie were married

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The place where Maggie left the baby Nathaniel

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Nathaniel’s home after being abandoned

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The pub where Jacob spend most of his time and money

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Flowers in Maggie’s beloved Dupp’s Meadowmagggie poster.jpg

At last I’ve brought them together …

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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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4 Responses to Giving Up

  1. Can’t say I blame you, Glynis, for paring down what you do. Writing does take time, that’s just the thing. I love those ‘photos, by the way. It makes it really easy to see the background for Maggie’s story.

  2. You do have to set time boundaries, so it sounds like you’re making the right call.

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