Words, Words, Words
One of the positive changes in my situation (see previous post!) is that as well as chasing some educational goals, I have more time to devote to some of my passions. I’ve pulled a guitar out of its case for the first time in over a year (can anyone say rusty?) and have the time to do some serious writing. Specifically, a novel – and I hope that the interminable process of learning to be a novelist is something I can bring to my classroom toolset.
Anyway, I have made a start on my first – and possibly only – novel tentatively entitled ‘Qui Tollis’. Depending on how well you know me, the Great War setting for part of the plot should come as no surprise. The rest will, I hope, surprise and delight you in equal measure. I’m too protective of what I’ve written so far to share it, but I promise I will and fairly soon. That said, I do have a request: if you have any relations who fought with one of the Scottish Regiments (and especially with the 51st Highland Division – Harper’s Duds), I’d love to know anything you can share about your relation. While I am working on a novel, I am determined that the historical sections should be populated by as many real people and real events as possible.
You can contact me through http://about.me/nwinton if you have anything you’d be willing to share.