Andrea Wortherspoon lives right at the top of Scotland, where it's not that usual to have womagwriters who just happen to be passing. That wasn't enough to save her from a visit by the travelling writer.
We've known each other virtually for a while and exchanged critiques online, but never met and never chatted much - we made up for that!
To many of our comments on writing the other responded with 'me too'. It's good to know I'm not alone in either having more ideas than I can write, or having to start writing and hope I can drag something together.
Also reassuring was the knowledge I'm not being particularly neurotic (as womagwriters go) to react to a batch of rejections by wondering if I'll ever sell anything ever again.
Something else we have in common is liking a nice walk. Andrea suggested going out to Holburn Head and she's right, it's lovely there. I can easily understand why Andrea uses her local area in some of her stories.
That's the Orkneys you can see in the distance and the ruin you may have spotted in the picture of the two of us is Thurso castle.