Tuesday, 5 February 2008


I bought my Edwardian house eighteen months ago. I'd always lived in apartments, so I thought a house and garden would be fun. But I’ve never felt organised here, and the truth is… I don’t have time to keep on top of the property.

I’ve been thinking about moving for several months. But buying/selling/moving is a project that takes time away from writing. However, once moved, I will have more time to write!

There’s an apartment I’ve viewed twice in the last week, and it’s a very serious contender. I have a few more things to think about, and a few more questions about the property before making the final decision.

Despite being somewhat preoccupied with the pros and cons of this potential move, my new novel is happening at quite a pace. It’s the roughest of rough drafts, but it’s exciting and surprising.

Previously, I would write and edit as I went along. This time, I’m allowing the ideas to flow. And this is my favourite part of the process; no thoughts of synopses and pitches – only characters, story, and FUN!!!


Josephine Damian said...

Mary: Sometimes I think my sole reason for wanting to get published is so I can have enough dough to move to a smaller house in a better town. Smaller so I don't spend much time taking care of it, and a much better town with more cultural pursuits.

Either way, I plan on moving once grad school is over, my novel is complete and I'm actively querying; I figure I'll be too busy packing to obsessively watch for the mail or brood over rejections.

Mary said...

JD: Perhaps that’s why I want to move NOW. My first novel is being considered by an agent, but I’ve had several rejections and expect many more! :)