Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Writing novels is a challenging occupation, so I promise myself regular rewards! Travel is my second love, so for writing five manuscripts in the last decade, I am returning to Europe for the third time. One of my favourite European cities is Bordeaux, so I will be living in that beautiful city for two months, writing my next novel while I explore Bordeaux's many hidden gems. As seasoned travellers have said, "it's better to travel than be a tourist." So, whilst a weekend luxuriating in 5-star opulence is relaxing, it can also be alienating. I prefer to live in a city, as if a local, so that I may feel in touch with the culture of the place. Prior research also provides me greater insights into its history and literature. I'm even studying French, in the hope that I will be able to read Le Figaro over my morning espressos!