Well, hello. Long time between posts. Have been busy doing the boring stuff readers probably don't really want to know about: know you, the working parts showing/mic too low, camera man spotted in the mirror accidentally type of stuff.
This is what I stare at currently. Double click on the photos to get a really close look-see:
And there are pages and pages and pages of it. I need to read/check/agree or disagree with the suggestions/corrections/changes my publisher has made (mostly agree) and then address the comments (like the brussel sprouts or cooked cauliflower on my plate), I leave these till last because that's the hard stuff.
This is how I have been (and will be) spending my school holidays: the last touches to the final novel before it heads off to the line editor to make sure all the gaps are where they should be and no gaps where there shouldn't be.
This is NOT the creative phrase and is why I am so pleased to be part of an established publishing house. I'm the talent (to continue with the movie metaphor) but it's everyone else who makes the final product fantastic.
Creatively, I'm nibbling away at some new projects, writing a bit of poetry, running the youngest out to the horse farm, teaching my lovely students and getting myself healthy.
And reading lots and lots and lots of books - bliss!