|The Cover of the third Shaman Mystery,|
showing the summit of Glastonbury Tor
and St Michael's Tower, which is all that
remains of an ancient church
When I started the third book in the
|Glastonbury Abbey Grounds.|
|White Spring Wellhouse|
Then I visited the White Spring Wellhouse, which is at the foot of the Tor. The spring gurgles and gushes out of the hillside into a small building, which in the 19C supplied the town with clear spring water. Now, it's a jungle of damp-loving plants and shrine icons placed there by visitors. As you can see from the picture, I was not alone. Someone was playing a guitar and softly singing as people paddled in the ice-chill water.
|Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury Town in the background,|
showing the Glastonbury Thorn, cut down by vandals,
covered with remembrances.
By the time I was ready to go home, I was also bursting to carry on with my writing.
Take a visit to your setting; I'm positive it will stimulate your writing and give you fresh encouragement to steam ahead. If you can't actually get to where your book is set, as well as reading about it, try borrowing travel DVDs. If you can't even do that, play some music that will take you there in you head.