Kate Rivet

What a trip through writers’ block!

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Hello everyone!  It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?

I haven’t had a lot to say lately, so I’ve been staying away.  I got about 35-40,000 words in to the novel I’m currently working on and suddenly, that dreaded case of writers’ block came back with a vengeance.  I’m happy to report that this weekend was another turning point, and I’ve begun to make solid progress again.  I think I managed about 5,000 words in the past few days, which is HUGE compared to where I’ve been stuck!

Outside of writing, I’ve gotten some cool things in — my cousin and I went to see Jungle Jack Hanna live, and the local botanical garden, Phipps, had its’ corpse flower bloom!  My mom and I went to see Romero the corpse flower when he was placed in the palm court, then when we got the news that blooming had begun, we went back to see him.  I have a terrible sense of smell, probably due to my near-constant allergy issues, so I didn’t have quite the same reaction as most people did to his stench.  I was, however, able to catch a whiff or two and I can confirm that the scent from a corpse flower is pretty darned strong!

I’ve also booked all but one flight I need for my birthday trip in November — I’ll be visiting my old favorite cities of Barcelona and Reykjavík, though this time I do hope to manage to see Cadaqués on the Costa Brava and I’d also really like to try to see the Eyjafjallajökull museum (and yes — I can pronounce that one five times fast ;)).  I’ll also have very brief stopovers in London, and I may take my full day out there and go back to Cardiff and enjoy their beautiful city a little more in-depth.

Back to writing, though, I have plans for when this book is finally finished.  I’ll be sending the first book from this royal series off to my loyal beta reader Cat soon, then I’ll complete this one and start on book #3.  I’ve got great plans sketched out for it, and I really can’t wait to bring the third story to life.

I hope you’ve all been well, and I hope to be able to come back soon with details on when the first book (or two!) from my royal series are available via Amazon.

Until next time,
Kate

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