You know when you’ve been quiet for so long and you have a million exciting things to say but you can’t fathom where to start? Yes, that. I feel like I’ve been away from this blog for a year but it has only been a few months. So much has happened in that time, each Happening clearly deserving an entry all by itself. With a bit of luck and a tail wind I might get around to writing all of those entries. But, for now, I will draw you close and show you where I am right now.
I am sitting at my dining room table and it’s the beginning of December. I’m still tired from the last minute marathon sprint to get to 50,000 words on my third book, Human Remains (that one should get an entry to itself shortly). I’m working on the copy edits for Revenge of the Tide, but it’s very close to being finished – the cover design is done, everything is waiting for the last few tweaks and then it can be paginated, printed and bound. It has been through a lot since you last saw it; various characters have died, been resurrected, created and discarded again, or had their names changed; scenes have been written and scrapped; plot twists have come and gone. It’s a very different book to the one I wrote in November. But I’m very pleased with it and I love my characters very much, all of them, even the unpleasant ones.
If you have a Spotify account and would like to listen to Genevieve’s pole dance playlist, you should be able to connect by clicking here. I’d love to know if that works, so if you try it please let me know!
In future I think I might put together a little playlist for my blog entries…
Or then again, that might be technological step too far.
So, here I am at my table with the copy edit manuscript beside me and I having procrastinated so far that I’ve even gone and written a blog post, the buzzer on the oven has just gone off which means dinner is almost done. I’d better clear off the table so we can eat and see if I can get some more done later.
Roast pork, veggies and jacket potato, in case you were wondering.