Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Historical Research and Dull Weather

The weather was dull today so I made myself comfortable indoors with some historical non-fiction. I'm researching Brussels on the 14th and 15th of June, 1814 and the famous ball held by the Duchess of Richmond. I'm beginning to visualise the scenes, the officers who did not have time to change and joined their regiment still wearing ballroom slippers. And I can almost here the drums, bugles and bagpipes calling the men to arms. I've made notes and know how to begin the next chapter of Monday's Child, the follow on novel from my published novel Sunday's Child, which is on special offer from Amazon Kindle until the 31st of October.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

On Writing Monday's Child

Another 6,000 words or less to write and I will finish Monday's Child the follow on novel to my traditional Regency Novel Sunday's Child published by MuseItUp Publishing.

I wrote the first draft of Chapter Twenty-Nine, a crucial chapter, from the heroine's point of view. I revised it, edited it and realised part of it needed to be from the hero's viewpoint. I've finished the chapter and think it works much better.

A little more research and then I can write Chapter Thirty. Phew!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Indian Summer

It is a glorious October day here in S.E. England, so I've taken advantage of the blue sky and sunshine to clean my greenhouse.

The greenhouse had to be moved because the outside of my house is being cladded. Now, I'm replacing the staging and the plants. I've already  moved my patio nectarine tree and my potted herbs inside and I'm ready to sow winter salad and broad beans.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Freezing Cold Birthday Party

Yesterday, to celebrate my 7 year-old grandson's birthday his parents arranged a party at Dunstable Downs, a popular place to fly kites due to the favourable winds. The view of countryside from the top of the downs is spectacular, and The Visitor Centre serves refreshments and various items including books.

However, it was freezing yesterday and I was glad to make forays into the Visitor Centre to get warm. But the children, nine cousins, really enjoyed themselves and watching a flotilla of kites rise and dip was amazing.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Special Offers - Final Week - Rosemary Morris's Historical Novels


Special Offers – Final Week
 
MuseItUp Publishing is celebrating its 4 Year Anniversary with 50% to 80% OFF specials until the 31st October.
 
The Link is.

 
My historical novels are included in the special offers.
 
Far Beyond Rubies. 50%off  £1.90   $3.09
 
Tangled Love. 50% off.  £1.84   $2.99
 
The Captain and The Countess 50% off  £1.90   $3.09
 
Sunday’s Child  80% off  £0.77p   $1.25
 
My novels are set in the early 18th & 19th centuries.
 
Visit www.rosemarymorris.co.uk to read the first three chapters of each novel and view the book trailers.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Friday, 24 October 2014

Healthy Lunch

I'm not on a crash diet but I do want to lose weight and eat healthily.

For lunch I had organic spaghetti with a sauce I made earlier in the year and put in the freezer - 60% tomatoes, a leek, carrots, green pepper, oregano and basil from my organic garden. Desert was vegetarian yoghurt with a desert spoon of organic honey. To wash it all down I drank a glass of water with a desert spoon full of organic cold pressed cider vinegar.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Healthy Breakfast

I don't want to go hungry. I do want to lose weight and eat healthily.

First thing in the morning I squeeze the juice of an unwaxed lemon and add the juice to a glass of hot water. At first, I thought I wouldn't be able to drink it without adding organic honey, but now that I'm used to it I find it refreshing.

For breakfast I have organic porridge made with almond milk to which I add three fruits and a little sugar substitute. Today I added black grapes, strawberries and raspberries. Delicious.