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Postcard Twenty-Four: Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

I'm very close to the end of this challenge now and the last few miles have been a long hard slog. It's too hot and I have very little motivation. However, I have discovered new ways to enjoy books along the way. I've rediscovered a love of audiobooks and more recently, I've been listening to programmes about books and adding more to my TBR pile.

Apparently, this castle appears to be two different castles, albeit surrounded by one moat and had a name-change that not everyone used, hence the double name. Ironically, I've been reading a lot of Shakespeare recently where people are mis-identified or deliberately hide their identity, so it's ironic that the last postcard before the end of this challenge ties in with this theme. I began the walk with the intention of writing a novel about a character who wanted to find out who she was. The novel is still in the 'vaguely thinking about it occasionally' stage as other books have demanded to be written first, but I've spent a lot of time recently considering the kinds of books I want to write.

I came to the conclusion that I don't want to be tied down to any one particular genre. My reading is eclectic and it's beginning to look like my writing might be as well, as the next few books I have planned are all quite different in style. Who knows what will happen - one thing this challenge has taught me is that even the best laid plans can't factor in everything!

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