Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Inspiration on Holiday

On Saturday, I returned from a week's holiday in North Devon with my daughter and her three children.

My father's paternal family had strong links with the West Country, and I have happy memories of childhood holidays in Somerset and Devonshire.

As soon as we crossed the border in Somerset and saw the sign Welcome to Somerset I felt as though I was coming home. In Devonshire, daffodils and primroses bloomed in the banks on either side of narrow, twisting country roads. The gorse was ablaze with golden blooms. As we travelled vibrant geen fields dotted with ewes and lambs or cattle spread as far as my eyes could see.

The villages, stately homes and the varied coastline awakened many happy memories and stirred my imagination. By the time we returned home at the end of the week I had a plot and theme for a new novel in mind and had already written the first paragraphs.

Due to the edits of my novels of my novel Sunday's Child to be published in June, and False Pretences to be published in October as well as other writing projects I don't know when I'll begin the novel; but that's all right because the characters will have time to to develop before I begin it.

All the best,

Rosemary Morris


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DMS said...

I loved the scene you described and I could imagine the landscape as you were driving. I think it is wonderful that it inspired you to write your next book. I always like to let me ideas grow and develop before I begin writing. Best of luck with this book and the one you are currently editing for October.


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Haddock said...

That feeling of coming home is great.
All the best on the novel.

Rochelle Weber Author said...

What a lovely countryside you've described, Rosemary! It sounds as though you had a great time and came home with a wonderful idea. Now you're all refreshed for your edits.

Wendy said...

What a lovely setting and you aren't that far away, if you need to refresh your memory. You could pop down any time you like.
Good luck with your edits. They are the best part of writing, I think.