#GuestPost from Eliza J.Scott author of The Letter Kitty’s Story @ElizaJScott1 @rararesources
I am really excited to be taking part today in the tour for The Letter, Kitty’s story by Eliza J.Scott. You may remember I took part in the cover reveal on the 29th May but in case you missed it here is the link to that post here. I love when an author wants to do a guest post for you, I find that you learn so much about them and a glimpse of how their mind ticks. We are also lucky enough to have a giveaway – well aren’t I spoiling you today!
The DEBUT novel was released yesterday (29th June!!!) so you have no excuse not to buy a copy… here there is even a link for you 🙂 Buy it here
So before we read the wonderful guest post by Eliza, a quick recap, and I snuck the gorgeous cover in again too…
Thirty-four-year-old Kitty Bennett is trapped in a loveless marriage to criminal barrister, Dan, who’s gradually isolated her from her family and friends. Until the day she (literally) bumps into
her first love, the handsome and easy-going Ollie Cartwright – someone she’s done her best to avoid for as long as she can remember. Looking into Ollie’s eyes awakens feelings for him she
thought she’d buried deep years ago, and he clearly feels the spark, too. As she walks away, Kitty can’t help but wonder what might have been…
Dan senses that his marriage is on shaky ground and knows he needs to win his wife round. He turns on the charm, skilfully using their two children, Lucas and Lily, as bargaining tools. But
Kitty’s older brother, Jimby, and her childhood best-friends, Molly and Violet, have decided enough is enough. For years they’ve had to watch from afar as Kitty’s been browbeaten into an
unrecognisable version of herself. They vow to make her see Dan for what he really is, but their attempts are no match for his finely-honed courtroom skills and, against her better judgement,
Kitty agrees to give her husband one last chance. But, all-too-soon, a series of heart-breaking events and a shocking secret throw her life into turmoil…
Will she stand by Dan, or will Kitty be brave enough to take the leap and follow her heart to Ollie?
Life is anything but peaceful in the chocolate-box pretty village of Lytell Stangdale, where life unravels, and hearts are broken. Full of heart-warming moments, this book with have you crying
tears of joy, laughter and sadness
And now the post!
My Writing Space
Hi Zoe, thank you for taking part in the blog tour for The Letter – Kitty’s Story and for allowing me a little space on your awesome blog. Today, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about my writing space.
So, my very first published novel, The Letter – Kitty’s Story was written in the rather unglamorous surroundings of my kitchen – which is a work in progress – at the dinner table!
Once I’d got my youngest daughter off to school (my eldest was at university) and my husband off to work, I’d whip out my laptop and crack on. Admittedly, the kitchen table isn’t the most comfortable of places and, at times, I’ve been very conscious of my work–in–progress taking up the space that’s supposed to be for enjoying family meals. Having it covered in bits of paper, sticky notes and a variety of notebooks hasn’t been ideal, but my husband and daughters have been very patient and understanding about it.
However, I’m very pleased to say that this won’t be my writing space for much longer… We have a little room tagged onto the living room. It’s very cosy – we call it the snug –with panelled walls and a cute little fireplace, and that is where I’ll be moving all of my writing paraphernalia. It does need a little bit of work before I can actually do that, though. At the moment it’s full of all of those things you don’t really want, but don’t know where to put (as our bedrooms are in the eaves, we have no loft and, consequently, this is where ‘loft’ stuff goes), so we’re gradually working our way through all of that. Then it needs a lick of paint – I’m thinking a primrose yellow –and a new coir carpet, then I’m good to go. As well as investing in a vintage desk, I’ve bought a rather fab lamp, and I’ve been picking up lots of quirky little bits and bobs to accessorize the room. I’ve just got the curtains to make (vintage floral in blues, yellows and raspberry reds) and a snazzy little rug to find for in front of the fireplace, but that won’t hold me up from moving in.
While my workspace has been the kitchen table there are certain things I’ll continue to do when I move into my little room: always have a mug of Yorkshire tea to hand accompanied by a regular supply of ginger biscuits and a jug of flowers nearby as they always help to brighten up the place. Oh, and the room will always smell of something delicious, courtesy of my Esteban fragrance diffuser or a yummy scented candle. And, no doubt, at least one Labrador will be keeping me company – I can’t imagine writing a book without the sound of a Labrador snoring in the background.
Of course, another bonus of having my own writing space will be that I’ll be able to leave all of my stuff out without feeling guilty. And I’ll have somewhere to sneak off to when the urge to scribble takes over, and I need some peace and quiet to concentrate. Once everything is finished, I’ll be taking photos and posting updates on Facebook and my blog, so you’ll be able to keep an eye on my progress!
I can’t wait to see what the snug looks like! So exciting! Thank you so much Eliza for stopping by, it has been a real pleasure x
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