The French Escape, my WIP, is coming along nicely. Flick and Nate’s romance is building and members of Argon Fire, an old school rock band, are about to make their appearance. Both events bringing a touch of excitement to the little French village where the story unfolds.
I’ve also designed and am teaching a writing course.
Initially I wasn’t sure how something like this would be received here in the wilds of central Brittany, a place more known for its cider and agriculture. But within days of advertising I’d managed to fill two courses which are now running consecutively. Places are also filling fast for two new courses scheduled to start in the new year, with a couple of people insisting I organise another in spring time when they’ll finally be available to sign up.
The response has been both exciting and heart warming.
Now I just need to decided how to develop this side of my career. Currently sessions take place once a week, but do I include a week long course in my business plan? Do I offer my services to teach this course through third parties? Should I somehow diversify into residential courses?
Do you have any ideas on how I progress in the future?
Naturally there’s a lot to think about.
My other piece of news is that I’ve been offered a reviewing gig for a monthly Brittany journal. It isn’t paid but not only is it a great way to build my profile as an author this side of the channel, it also gives me the perfect excuse to put my feet up and lose myself in a good book that I’m not writing. And just as importantly it enables me to spread the word about some great reads – a win, win situation all round, don’t you think?
So, what has everyone here been up to? Done anything exciting? Read any great books? Feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time x