Christmas holds a very special place in my heart. It was always the one time when my family got together, celebrated and just rested. The resting was always the best part for me. Once the gifts had been exchanged and the big meal had been shared amongst all, everyone just let go of their fears and worries. Following this, there was only a complete sense of peace.
This year, letting go was a real learning curve for me, when my own family turned from three to two unexpectedly. But despite all of this, it has been a fantastic year as I found my passion for writing again. It amazes me how many stories a writer can keep hidden inside for years.
I completed one Sci-Fi thriller and am also in the process of writing my second novel, a story for children, which is such fun.
So, what will I be doing for Christmas this year? Editing!
My Sci-Fi novel is really gripping and dark, but requires more review. And when I wrote it, I needed to be careful not to get sucked into the essence of its main character. I gave it a month to settle and I am now ready to tackle the challenge. Unfortunately, discipline is not my strongest point when it comes to editing.
So, my fellow writers found the perfect solution for me “Writing in a Hotel Room Lockdown”. I will be booking myself into a secret location, somewhere in the middle of Ireland and will not come out of the hotel room until the story has been completely edited.
It is definitely going to be painful. On the plus side: There will be room service, no distractions, I can write till the early hours and sleep when I like and the spa will be the ultimate prize.
If for any reason, you may be traveling to Ireland soon and you hear desperate cries from the hotel room next door, that could well be me.
Wish me luck & Happy Christmas.
About Claire Capary
Claire Capary has been writing since the age of 10. She has recently completed her first Sci-Fi novel and is a great fan of Hemingway, Kafka and coffee. Claire lives with her son Ben and her creative coach, Harvey the cat, in Dublin Ireland. For more info, feel free to visit www.clairecapary.com
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