I’ve been on holiday this week. I’ve come with my family to a truly lovely part of the world, Pembrokeshire in South Wales. We’re staying in a lovely little cottage on a working Small Holding (an exceedingly small farm) and it’s been a very pleasant week so far. Sadly, all good things must end, and we have just one day left before we drive home on Friday.
I debated whether to bring my laptop with me on this holiday or not. I’ve always done so in the past but didn’t really feel a pressing need to this time. But, in the end, I did and I’m glad I did.
And that’s because while we’ve been out to some lovely seaside towns during the day, I’ve had some time in the evenings to sit and write and write is what I’ve done, working almost exclusively on A Wounded Heart.
And I’m pleased to say that I have managed to get past that roadblock I wrote about in my last post.
My fear was that I’ve introduced Paul and Will’s business relationship too soon, but after some thought, I got around it by simply having Paul’s advisors tell him that the process that is underway could take at least six months or even longer.
I’m glad I did take the time to think about this properly though because it has allowed me to sit down and try and work out just how wealthy Paul now is and where all that wealth currently resides. I won’t mention it here because it’s discussed in the book. If, at a later date, I decide that this needs to come out of the text because it’s ‘too much detail’ then I’ll include it in a blog post, but not now.
So most of the writing I’ve done this past couple of days has been to get me past that block in the road and now I think I have a very good idea of the next few important beats in Paul’s story. Certainly, it’s enough to keep me going for the time being and to set me on the path to finally getting this book written.