If it’s Friday, it must be France …
There is such joy in having children and grandchildren visit for their March break holiday. I wouldn’t trade it for the world! After the final wave goodbye, accompanied by a sniffle or two, there is the absolute necessity to clamber back into my writing cave and attempt to get caught up. Ha! As if that ever really happens …
However, this cave is not a bad place to be when I’m writing about the Côte d’Azur and Provence. Photos, memories, and words carry me into my fantasies. The characters begin to take charge. Writing fiction is always an adventure.
This is a view of Antibes taken from the top of the 500-year-old Fort Carré that sits overlooking the harbour. Beyond the old town, sits the forested Cap d’Antibes. If you follow my Love In Provence series, this is where Kat and Philippe have been investing time and energy restoring a long-neglected property with the hope of of a bright future.
I wonder what’s happened to them in the week I’ve left them to their own devices? I know there will be a surprise or two in store for me … and, eventually, you!
I was reminded of this quote from William Styron:
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
He might have added “as does the author while writing!”
Bon weekend, tout le monde!
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