Monday, May 28, 2007

Falling in love with Alphie all over again

This story is going to be one of those lovely books that flows from beginning to end. (Oops, let's hope I didn't just jinx myself!)

I managed 2 20 minute blocks with Alphie over Saturday and Sunday, resulting in 2000 words and the end of chapter one. In the comments from my previous post, Rach said she'd put an Alphasmart on her Christmas wish list and once again I recommend every writer out there do the same. I can't stress enough how fabulous it is to have something so portable you can turn on in a second and start writing straight away.
I know for a fact I'm too tired at the moment to spend more than a scant half hour at the PC checking emails and updating this blog, and there's no way I'd have the energy to sit here and write yet with Alphie on my lap I can belt out as few or as many words as I like in a short space of time. It's great!

So where are we in the story? Beth has strutted into the museum, her first day on the job, like she owns the place and given Aidan a good shake up in the process. She's nothing like he imagined a conservative curator to be (apart from the ugly glasses and hair in a bun, which he hates)...and he has decided to do a bit of checking up. Oops! I can see trouble on the horizon...

As for those sexy shoes, they definitely have a starring role in the story!!


Marcy said...

You've sold me on the Alphie. Is it bad to start my Christmas wish list in May?


Nicola Marsh said...

Not bad at all, Marcy!
In fact, why not have a Christmas in July, that way you'll get it earlier? ;)