Well I’ve been away in Windsor watching over my sister’s two cats for the past two weeks – with good result – the cats survived, their level of pampering was maintained and they were allowed to prove their dominance over me by constantly making me let them in and out on a whim.But it was more than just the cats comfort that made this trip away from my wife worthwhile.
As I already posted, I submitted, for the first time ever, a novel to a publishing house. It wasn’t long after, that I finished the first draft of the sequel to that submitted novel and, finding myself with more free time than I expected, I decided to go ahead and start the third. The third is coming together on the screen and in my head and I’m glad I decided to just ‘keep calm and carry on’
I have also managed to squeeze in some time for working on three short stories. I had sent them to my editor a little before I left and she sent them back with all her comments that are always insightful and helpful , both technically and creatively. I have done work on honing those stories into sharp little gems and am getting closer
The other notable thing that happened during this away mission was that, after twenty years, I finally bit the bullet and got a tattoo. I am s very glad that I did. Not only is the image now on my arm amazing and meaningful to me but I enjoyed the process. I foresee more tats in my future
There – you area all caught up. Now I’m going to relax on my own couch for a change.