Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Back from Tangier!
I just flew back from Tangier, and boy are my arms tired!
Actually it's my fingers that are tired from all the writing I did. Now that The Last Hotel Room is up for nomination on Kindle Scout (please vote!) I've been working on some new projects in my regular Moroccan writing retreat. The first is a ghostwriting project that takes the characters to Morocco, plus I'm also writing a Western. Yeah, it takes some stretching of the imagination to do that one while living in a Moroccan medina.
Anyway, I had a great time as usual, seeing old friends and making some new ones. Being away from email and editors helped me focus on the writing, getting 4,000 words done on most days. While I write for a living and usually have a good daily word count, when I'm in Madrid there always seems to be some sort of distraction or unavoidable timesuck that keeps me from usually hitting so high.
So what's next for the traveling writer? I might have a quick trip here in Spain this month, but otherwise I'll be in Madrid until mid July, when we head up to Oxford for our usual summer stay. After that maybe Turkey and definitely Tangier!