Margaret Mayo, Romance Author


We went down to the south coast this weekend to visit my son and daughter in law. And as we haven’t had much of a summer this year we couldn’t have picked a better time – the weather was scorchingly hot. We enjoyed a boat ride around Poole harbour – which is the second largest natural harbour in the world – and admired the yachts in their moorings. One of the biggest boat builders is situated there and I stood for long moments admiring their craft – imagining my hero owning one of them.

Actually in my book THE BILLIONAIRE’S BLACKMAIL BARGAIN, Cade is a boat builder and I did use this company’s website – amongst others – to get some ideas.

I was back at my desk today working on my final chapter – which always holds mixed blessings. Relief that I’ve almost finished, but something of a headache as well because I need to make sure that I have tied up all the ends. I already have a list of amendments – things that have occurred to me as the story progressed but I didn’t wish to lose my momentum by going back and adding them. This is somewhat unusual for me because I usually try to correct as I go along. It will be interesting to see how it works out.

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3 Responses to “Summer”

  • Anonymous says:

    Glad you had some nice weather for your weekend away.

    I usually try and correct my work as I go along too, I’ll be interested to see how this is going to work for you. I know a lot of authors say they write a first draft and then go back and layer things in. Do you work that way? I’m trying to find which works best for me.


  • Margaret Mayo says:

    Chris, I’ve never worked this way before. I always correct as I go along. But checking on my list of things I wish to change or add, there are eight. I actually do think, though, that leaving them to do later has helped me keep up the pace of the story. It remains to be seen whether I work this way in future.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ll be very interested to see which method you prefer. The manuscript I’m currently working on I’ve tried not to fix too much. I’m trying to get it finished and then go back and read over to see what needs to be added or removed. Like you, I think by keeping on writing has helped me get the pacing correct.


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