Yes, it is a little bit sad to be posting a blog entry while I’m on holiday but a) wouldn’t you know it, I have a cold and am holed up in our apartment and b) my eldest also has a cold and is holed up with me. The cold is helped marginally by the setting – a penthouse suite (one of the true statements, see photo) on the shores of Lake Whakitipu, which has all the mod cons including a deck with a spa pool that looks onto the Remarkables Mountain range. Dr Jax outdid himself with the accommodation it has to be said. We have broadband, we have heated floors, we have flat screen TVs… Happy days.
In fact, the setting and the apartment are all extremely Modern Heat – I’m inspired despite the cold! Queenstown is pretty young, urban and hip – certainly judging from all the trendy snow people I saw in town yesterday – with lots of bars and restaurants. Could be a great location for a new story. In fact, I even have a great idea to go along with it. Shows you what an obssessive writer I am that even on a family holiday with a vile cold, the creative urge never stops. Am kind of itching to get into writing it and if it wasn’t for those meddling kids… 🙂
But I can’t think of new ideas at the moment. Too many old ideas to edit, not to mention angsting over the partial under consideration. Coming up for 12 weeks next week but I’m not holding my breath for an answer just yet. In fact I should be doing more NTAI – ing. Unfortunately my main method of NTAI-ing is more writing….which I can’t do…
Ah well, shall try and distract myself by reading the new AS Byatt I bought with me, though as much as I love her writing, it probably won’t provide as much escapism as Lucy King’s new book did (great going, Lucy!). Isn’t it lucky I also have Kate Hardy’s latest too? 😉