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A Week In Normandy For One – In Front Of The Computer For Another

September 7th, 2011 · 4 Comments

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The week went by so fast!  Patrick went to Cherbourg to see his parents and took a side trip with his mom to Deauville and Honfleur.  I’m not crazy about Deauville (too Rodeo Drive for me) but I love the little seaport town of Honfleur with its colorful buildings and art galleries.  Not to mention all the wonderful places to eat crêpes!  Mmm!  As a matter of fact, I plan on taking my mom there as soon as she arrives in France!  I can’t wait!

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Patrick was spoiled with long leisurely lunches out in the garden and dinners by the fireplace (evenings were a little chilly) thanks to his mom who was in the kitchen making all his favorite meals!  So, where was I while Patrick was snoozing late, walking on the beach with his dad, and gallivanting around the flea markets and such with his mom?

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I was at home working!  Yes, who would have “thunk it”!  (Not me, that’s for sure!)  But I have to admit, it was the perfect time for me to do rewrites on my novel that I had written over a year ago.  Where does the time go?  After all the changes that had taken place in our lives, I just couldn’t find time to work on it.  So it sat there in my computer for over a year!

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I had written it in 6 weeks, over 80, 000 words, 320 pages.  A story that had been in my head for years and finally I had the perfect setting to sit down and write it.  (Thank you Stephanie and Alexis for opening up your beautiful home in the Vallée de Chevreuse, so I could devote all my time to writing.)

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In the week that Patrick was gone, I was able to finish a first rewrite and start on a second, and more than likely I’ll do a third, and a…. before I’m ready to show it to a few friends to get some sort of critique on it.  Still, nothing is better than leaving what you wrote alone for a long period of time (yes, a year may be stretching it) to get a new perspective on your writing.

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Maya Muses:  Is it any wonder why I hardly have time to keep up with my blog!  After the rewrites, then the real work begins:  pitches, query letters, synopses, cover letters and finally finding that one ever so precious agent! (Fingers crossed.)

Photo Credits:  Flickr

Tags: Books and Reviews · Travel

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Harriet // Sep 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I suppose that you could pass up the trip because you are there in France and know that there will be another opportunity to visit Normandy soon. I, for one, also enjoy a little solitude from time to time. Delighted that things are going so well for you and Patrick!

  • 2 Deena // Sep 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I would love to go to Honfleur, it looks gorgeous and good luck on your novel!

  • 3 Lynn // Sep 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Harriet, I definitely would not have missed the opportunity to go to Honfleur if I didn’t think I could go any weekend that I wanted to, so yes that was the reason. I do love my solitude from time to time. Oh yes, I forgot to ask you how Chloe’s doing in my email!

  • 4 Lynn // Sep 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks Deena, I appreciate it and if you ever get a chance to go to Honfleur – do!

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