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25 August 2012 @ 04:23 pm
Schools, books and scabby elbow  
I have stumbled back to LJ after three months away, and just read my last (rather sorry) entry. I got a job in the end at a good school that's fairly local. I am teaching mostly History plus some PSHE to Year 9 in order to make me appreciate the rest of my timetable. I will start there week after next, and already have my lessons planned for the first five weeks (Yes, I am a freak...)

That's all I wanted to say really. I am working on a new novel, which is a move away from my traditional Historical Romances. It's a bit of fun more than anything. I've been reading GRRM's ASOI&F series over the summer (as all those of you on Facebook already know - sorry about the constant updates guys, I've finished now and will go back to talking about my horse instead). The series reminded me how important characterisation is to me as both a reader and a writer. My main characters are usually awesome but I fall into that trap of making my secondary characters live just to prop up the story for the main. I am going to use what I've learnt from GRRM to ensure none of my characters are wallflowers in this next project. 

And yea.... Fell off Bailey. The girth was too loose so it was entirely my fault. Doesn't help the tender relationship between three y/o and mummy, though. I now have a beautiful scab on my elbow that I can't help but pick at.

Gemma is coming next week - we're going to the Burghley Horse Trials so that will be a really nice day out. Will put my adventures with Bailey into perspective.

Nothing much to say. Life is normal. I am in love with Jaime Lannister, who isn't real, and this keeps me safe from falling for the first mid-thirties married teacher I set my eyes on when I enter my new school. Well, I can hope at least ...
Current Mood: calmcalm
spottedcat83spottedcat83 on August 25th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Well yay for you! I am so glad you got a job and that it's one you're happy with.

I'm sorry you fell off Bailey, though. Ouch. At least you didn't break bones or tear tendons, though. That kind of stuff takes a lot longer to heal from than a badly-skinned elbow.

You know, Laura, it's so good to hear from you, because I remember your posts from college when you didn't have any idea which way to go and didn't know what you'd be doing when you got out of college. Now you have a profession, and it's a good one.

I'm proud of you!