Monday, 2 May 2011

Gearing up for the birthday

Hope everybody had a great May Day. It's a bank holiday in the UK today and I also have tomorrow and Wednesday off - Wednesday's my birthday, so I kinda liked having plenty of time off work. I can definitely feel the tension leave me. While, of course, I'm turning into a speed-editing freak to catch up with stuff, as usual. One day I'll run before the wave of work rather than behind it.

Anyway, here's an excellent review of "Lion of Kent" at Speak Its Name.

Great way to start a sunny, bright day (with oddly cold winds).

And whatever I'd have to say about Osama bin Laden being executed would be too controversial, so I'm keeping my gob shut on that count. Some people in the Guardian and various reputable newspapers have said some very intelligent things about it. The repercussions of this can really fall both (or at least three) ways. Two of which would make excellent thriller plot material - and one has a somewhat apocalyptic bent.

Oddly, I think the Vatican has an interesting angle on it. Thankfully, as a writer, I don't have to pretend I have the answer, but today marks a departure from the status quo in several ways, and I'm quite curious what's going to happen next, current affairs nut that I am.

My goal for today is to finish a 37k edit, start another one, and read what I have of my historical novel, and slowly find my way back in, too. Possibly even writing a little, or doing some preparatory work that I should have done, oh, nearly two years ago.


  1. Wishing you a Happy Birthday!!

  2. Been a crazy week here for me and I didn't get a chance to stop by yesterday to wish you a great birthday... so, better late than not at all. Hope you had a wonderful few days off with the holiday and your birthday and as much as I can't wait for the next book release, I hope you had a chance to relax a bit during your 'time off'.

    Take care,

  3. Thanks, guys, much appreciated! :)

    Zarkina - I'm trying, but I am a workaholic. At least I love my job/s, so I'm enjoying myself either way.