Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Insecure Writers Support Group

It's Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group today and we really are a supportive bunch.

Not too insecure today...well, not much (ahem). 

My new novel, Rising Tide, is finished! That is, the first draft is finished. Now I'm going back killing all the little darlings I thought were so brilliant and unique at the time, and smacking my forehead because I forgot that so-and-so did that - and now I'll have to change something later on. But I like this process - now the plot's down, I think I use another part of my brain with the editing. My trouble now is finding people who'll be honest enough to critique it for me :-( (any takers?)

The title comes from the proverb: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats. It's about traditional commercial fishermen, and it's set in Portugal.
Here're some pictures that have inspired me:
(Click on pictures to find their original sites)

Set in the Alentejo, Portugal
Fisherman's cottage

Etta's House