Back at Rivendell

Shared BBQ at Rivendell, Caldera de Taburiente
Shared BBQ at Rivendell

A kitten on the bed
My welcoming committee

Yay! I’m back at Rivendell for the weekend.

Only I have to say it’s not as good as last time. It’s better! There are kittens and I’ve got wi-fi, which is why I can upload this post.

This time, the place is petty full.We all had a BBQ last night. As so often happens with BBQs, we ate far later than expected, but we had a good time. I love Alison’s method of cooking sweet potatoes: scrub, stab, cover with a little olive oil, wrap in foil and cook in the embers.

But the main point of coming here was that I’d been stuck on the same chapter of Murder by Starlight for over a week. Well it’s done. (OK, it’s going to need attention on the next draft, but I have a chapter to fix, not a bunch of notes to turn into scenes.) Since there are other guests to consider, it’s great to have a little writing desk in my room. And hoo boy do I have a view, right across the ravine.

I think -I can hear people moving around. Time for coffee!

Laptop on a table in front of a window, with the Caldera de Taburiente outside
My writing desk with an amazing view

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. I hope you’re having a lovely time.

    Totally agree that a chapter which needs some work is a lot better than a chapter which hasn’t been written yet.

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