As writers, solitude is needed; sometimes we hunger for it, but… I’ve missed human interaction.
It is the isolation of having choices taken away that has thrown my mind into a tailspin, I think.
Loneliness has been draining for a lot of us. Just having our social interactions stripped away feels like the lifeboat is sinking. This article helps to explain why.
The weird science of loneliness explains why lockdown sucked
— Read on www.wired.co.uk/article/lockdown-loneliness-neuroscience
This was the most absorbing writing experience – researching London in 1910 was painful and satisfying in equal measure. As a writer, you owe it to the reader to ‘get it right’, and I’m proud that Doctor Connor’s life in 1910 was spot on. #writer #edit #achievement
This is scary… but also hilarious. It would make a great writing prompt; Why would a man do this?
Motorist caught driving with ‘unbelievable’ snow-covered windscreen | RAC Drive
— Read on www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/motorist-caught-driving-with-unbelievable-snow-covered-windscreen/
In dark times, we all need a shot in the arm of joy and love… here it is.
This might sound lame, but my New Year resolution is to ‘read every day’.
As a writer, reading slips into the background at times… and reading can be depressing – either the book is so much better than you feel you can write, or your fingers are itching to grab a ‘red editing’ pen.
I’ve rediscovered the joy of reading, and the secret? Remove my writer/editor head and just enjoy it, warts an’ all.
The site ‘Goodreads’ has done that for me; it has made me hungry for the group experience of the sheer enjoyment of reading.
Happy New Year to all my readers – wherever you are – and my fellow bookworms!
Invasion is ready for ordering NOW!
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Karen Payton Holt Waterstones page – https://www.waterstones.com/author/karen-payton-holt/3970556
Invasion (Fire & Ice Book 5) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08MXZV1MN/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_a9VTFbWE0YWRY
Out on Kindle from Monday.
The ferals are sweeping across the globe from Eastern Europe across into the West, devouring all life forms in their path.
Connor, Julian and the British Hives prepare their defences and pray they have what it takes to weather the onslaught and win the war, once and for all.
The final instalment in the Fire & Ice series.
Paperback and hardback out soon.