Monday, October 26, 2009

The Worst Blogger Ever by June Sproat

I have to be the worst blogger ever. No, really. I’m not very good at it. But I’m hoping to change that because I’ve got big news. I’m going to London, as in England!!

I know, I can’t believe it myself, but it’s true. And, I’m going next month.

Yep, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a pantser. I write like I live, by the seat of my pants. (It drives my mom nuts!)

So, I’m going to London and I’m not sure what I’m doing. I’ve got the passport, the hotel, the plane tickets -- I sort of have a plan. I know for sure I’m going to Bath. I mean I love Regency historicals and I’m dieing to write one, so this will be the idea location for research. Other than that the plan is open.

I know Margot shared her adventures, so I will be blogging about mine, planning and surviving stages.

Anyone with any advice or knowledge you want to share, please feel free, (like getting from the airport to my hotel—I’m going to have luggage and don’t want to take the underground.)

Thanks for reading!


ps: Mom, I did get really good walking shoes!


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Eeek! You are just the opposite from me. I have to plan everything down to the nth degree. I am flexible though if plans change. I'll be eager to hear how your trip works out.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yeah - don't drive! Take the Tubes and train everywhere.
We were there ten years ago and there's so much to see, I wouldn't know what to tell you.
Salisbury was beautiful. Oxford was an all day event. But my favorite will always be the trip up to Edinburgh and Inverness. Something about a 1000 year old castle and Loch Ness...

Anonymous said...

I have advice to share - ENJOY YOURSELF! And there's nothing wrong at all with being a pantster, in writing or in life.

Give us THE SCOOP when you come back. : )

Terry Odell said...

Take money! Don't forget you can't translate pounds to dollars without major conversion. When I was there, it was about 2 to 1.

I know you'll enjoy it. We stayed with relatives about an hour's tube ride from London on one trip, and then on another I was in a teeny tiny village outside of Ipswich.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum was a hoot, too.

One of my daughters now lives in Northern Ireland. I'm dying to find a way to visit her.

Margot Justes said...

You have the essentials, passport, tickets, hotel and good walking shoes. My advice pack light. Tube, train, bus all great in London and an adventure as well.
You won't be able to see everything, so in this case I would recommend you plan your must 'see', the rest you can do by the seat of your pants.
Margot Justes

Deb Larson said...

What an adventure! I'm soooo jealous. We visited Ireland a few years ago, took in every castle we came across and enjoyed each. Did the tourist thing, plus off the beaten path - both were wonderful. I kept a journal and matched the pictures I took and grabbed every brochure I could find. They pack well and helped me to remember each site.
Have FUN!!!!!
DL Larson

Morgan Mandel said...

How Exciting! Have a great time, June.

Morgan Mandel

Your Husband said...

Have a great time. Have a lot of fun!! Wait...I am going with you, what am I saying???