The proofs arrived today and I didn't realise how good the story was/is. Sure there's a couple of wee tweaks I want to make (like, at the beginning of the scene there is no fire but half way through there is...).
My publisher is also pleased. This makes me pleased. Tonight I went to a feast of medieval literature, music and dance (Choromania). I took Bloodlines along to read through and loved the music and the costume and the atmosphere. I thought: yup, this is how I imagine it was.
My dear friend Jo was playing and looking stunning in her costume.
Today I also recieved an email from a writer I admire hugely who has just finished Banquo's Son and congratulated me.
Anyway, after the taxes, I am throwing myself back to Scotland - they need me (and, maybe, I need them to).