A gorgeous weekend away at a friend's family farmhouse has left me (and the three other lady writers who came along) refreshed and productive. I have finally almost finished Part One of the book (as in finished finished, not a draft) and am planning to be done by tomorrow night. And Part Two is drafted! So things are looking up. It's amazing how helpful it is to change one's environment and shed all other roles and obligations. And how helpful it is to switch off one's phone and stop checking email and social media constantly - a terrible habit.
And a gratuitous picture of Mo impeding the packing process.