Book Camp 2015

I can’t believe it’s almost the middle of April. It only seems like two minutes since I was singing Auld Lang Syne to welcome in 2015. The weeks and months have passed by in a whirl of Greek classes, volunteering and lots and lots of work. As Easter came and went, I was most definitely in need of a holiday.

Cue Book Camp, a week to get away from it all and enjoy some quality writing and relaxation time.

Hurstone in Somerset, our home for the week

Hurstone in Somerset, our home for the week

And write and relax, I most certainly did. In the beautiful surroundings of the Somerset countryside, I forgot about the outside world and focused on enjoying my writing. I’d been finding it difficult to come home after a twelve-hour day at work to turn on my computer and stare at another screen, so it was really good to ‘recapture the rapture’ and remind myself how much I love writing.

A drink on the terrace after a busy day of writing

A drink on the terrace after a busy day of writing

In just four days, I somehow managed to write 23,500 words of a new project and get more editing done on ‘Who Does He Think He Is?’

Work in progress

Work in progress

But what really made it such a wonderful week was the group of truly lovely fellow book campers. We all brainstormed ideas, cheered each other on, and laughed our heads off, even in the middle of a power cut, which sent our writers’ imaginations into overdrive.

So, thank you to the Book Camp gang, and here’s to next time!

The Book Camp gang

The Book Camp gang

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