3rd July

Added one sentence, changed three words. Otherwise, spent day helping a friend move house. No time for anything much else. [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]

2nd July

Wrote 513 words. Meg’s scene with Lady Helena. Spent a lot of time looking for maids/ladies of Elizabeth’s court who were briefly exiled from the Queen’s presence as a punishment for marrying without permission. There are many, I know, but few before 1576. Need to find at least two (or invent them). Visited TudorHistory.org – […]

1st July

Wrote 828 words. Adjustments to the Guards’ Council Chamber scene and Geoffrey’s scene (which has shifted venue). Started new scene from Meg’s pov. [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]

29th June

About 670 words. Re-writing Geoffrey’s scene so not a lot more added to the total in the progress bar. [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]

30th June

Wrote only about 30 words today. No point in revising the progress bar. Also, finally brought myself to open and read my mother’s letter with her critique of the first 7000-odd words. I’ve had the letter since the 26th. I sent the extract to her in hard copy as she doesn’t have Internet. (I’m far […]

28th June

Zero progress today … but wrote another review for You Write On. Looks like whoever had Elin’s Story to review most recently chickened out. It’s not received a review for more than 5 days. Hmm. Yesterday’s post brought Eric Partridge’s Shakespeare’s Bawdy – language research! [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]

27th June

Wrote 303. Still with Geoffrey’s scene. Not happy – am I trying to make it carry too much? Over 12% completed though. Good. [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]

25th June

About 40 words. Hardly seems worth recording. Doesn’t affect the percentages for the progress bar. 🙁 [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]

26th June

Wrote 1710 words today. Great relief after the recent drought. Geoffrey’s scene – more on the layout of the house and the Gorges family. Not all of it counted in the total for the book (some of it background) but still: Progress. [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]

22nd-24th June

Swedish Midsummer celebrations + visit by nephew Victor (aged 9) = no words written. But I did re-read the whole text to date. It’s alright. It’s quite good actually. Onward! [This status update originally published at thesupercargo.com]