Wow where has the time gone! A year has gone by since “Jacob of Abbington Pickets” was published! So proud! Well what should we do to celebrate? I know! A tea Party!
Join Abigail for an English cup of tea at our “Abbington Pickets Tea Party” in honour of the first year of my first novel! It’s been a wonderful journey and definite learning curve, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. I am currently working on the next book, which will continue Jacob’s life.
Another highlight was purchasing a new pen. Not just any pen however, but a fountain pen. While I was planning our trip to Victoria, I had in the back of my mind that it would be cool to buy a new fountain pen as a remembrance of the trip. I googled and found Pens Canada, an internet business that custom make fountain pens. They are located outside Nanaimo, B.C. We communicated by email and I was invited to come to their home to pick out a pen.
My daughter and I travelled to Nanoose Bay where we were warmly welcomed by Mike, Claire and their family. Mike explained how he makes the pens and why he decided to craft these beauties to sell on the internet. Mike gave me information on how to look after my new pen, and a certificate of authenticity. Each pen is unique. Mike also does custom orders. How cool is that? If you’re looking for a great, smooth writing pen, check out Mike’s website: www.penscanada.com. After looking over the beautiful collection of custom made pens I finally made my choice. Can you guess which one I picked? It was a pleasure meeting Mike and Claire, and when I need a new pen I will definitely be shopping with them again.
The beauty I chose.
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Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement regarding my up coming novel! One question friends are asking me is, “Where did you find the time?” That’s a great question! I have been wanting to write a book since I was twelve years old, but I didn’t get real serious about until about six years ago. Over that time, I have researched on how to write a novel, how to get it published, how to create characters, an so on and so forth. Meanwhile I had started several novels which I didn’t continue until I started this one. Last year in January I started writing but because of the busy year I had, I had to put it on hold. This passed January, another new year had begun and I told myself this was going to be the year I would publish my novel. My hubby gave me a new lap top for Christmas and that was one of the reasons it was more achievable.
Every evening after supper, in my Grandad’s comfy chair that is draped with a quilt, I would sit with my feet up on the ottoman and type to my heart’s content. Sometimes I would stare at the screen with the TV on and not type a thing and then other times I would type so much I would lose track of the time. I just made it a priority to always sit down at the same time every day and it was very effective. The weekends I would sometimes find more time, but generally it was the evenings on weekdays. At first it was a routine that took getting used to, but by the time I finished the first draft of my manuscript I felt like, “What shall I do with the rest of my life?” It was a joke I told myself. But there is more to writing a book than you think, which I am finding out. I am enjoying the journey and hope you will follow me as I take this giant leap forward.