It's spring! I know many people don't think it starts until the equinox, but it's my favourite season so I prefer to start it as early as possible. The garden is looking great and I've been taking lots of photos. Partly to share on social media, but also because I'm learning more about photography and need to practise the techniques.
A bonus from my photography training is that as it's Gary's job, and I'm acting as his assistant, we're allowed to leave the house occasionally, despite lockdown restrictions. Keeping socially distanced is easier at night ... Right, I think that's enough clues for you to guess which one wasn't taken in the garden!
If you'd like to see more of my photos, you can find them on Instagram. That's something else I'm having to learn! I'm sure it'll be easier once I have a smart phone...
This month's optional question is – Everyone has a favourite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?
My default reading choices are cosy crime, historical fiction and gardening books.
This year I'm taking part in a Goodreads challenge to read 52 different books, at least half of them in other genres, or on different subjects. My plan is to get through some of the books I have downloaded on my kindle – many of them by online writing friends.
Another thing I'm trying to learn more about is promotion for my writing. There are several things I'm trying, and which I'll report on once I know if they work, but I'm very much in the early stages of the process. Helpfully tonight's #WritingChat topic is promotional tools. If you'd like to join in you'll be very welcome. Just tweet 8-9 UK time, using the hashtag.