This Easter was a family and friends affair. I spent Saturday at the local Easter Fair that I had helped organise. It was fun. The only thing that put a dampener on the day was the weather.
Considering the Friday had been wonderfully bright and sunny, the simple fact that Saturday was cold, wet and grey made it somehow worse. The crowds didn’t come but enough people did to make the fair not seem like a waste. The stalls weren’t super busy but we all loved the atmosphere. My fellow organisers managed to do an inside and an outside egg hunt. Some did try the outside hunt, and they got soaked. I mean they were able to wring out their clothes.
We must have had a full months rain in the one day. It was nasty. But there was laughter and smiles. People came and had hot drinks. The kids were given Easter eggs and the competitions all had people taking part. We all had a good time.
Sunday saw the family turn up for a large meal filled with laughter and smiles. And a fair amount of chocolate. A good day.
Then on Monday we were back to the usual shopping and housework. So today I finally sat down to do some writing. I know I’d had a bit of a break due to the fair but I had estimated my word count on the book to me around 22,000 words. Well, today I topped 30,000. Now, I’m not sure how long the book is going to end up eventually but I can say that I am more than half way! Hopefully it will be finished in the next few weeks and then be out with the editor.
What about The Gone 2?
Well, that is almost half way itself. It is odd writing more than one book at the time, but now I feel I have to finish Normura before I can finish The Gone 2… But everything is coming together and it looks like two books are going to hit the market with only a few months between them. If that.
Well, you know what they say about buses… You wait a long time and then two come along at the same time. 🙂