Happy new year!

Well I really don’t know where the time has gone. The last few months have flown by and now it’s 2015. I have been reading avidly but I confess that I spend so much time in front of a computer during the day job, book blogging at home has a taken a back seat, so the first of my new year’s resolutions is to rectify that!

I spent Christmas mostly snowed in, with the wood-burner blazing, listening to Nick Drake and Kate Bush and drinking whiskey; snuggled up in my Gomer Parry Plant Hire sweatshirt, thanks to Terry of Ledwardine Lore, and getting lost in re-reading Phil Rickman’s Merrily Watkins series again (I’m now up to The Remains of an Altar) and revelling in the JCB-related heroics of said Gomer. I’m very excited by the news that Sky have commissioned the series which should air later this year – keep up-to-date at Phil’s site. Can’t wait to see Gomer-related chaos on screen!

And I’ve started writing again – I’ve dusted off the draft that has languished in my drawer for far too long, and have reconfigured it. My central point-of-view character is now different, and the focus has shifted somewhat, but I’m much happier with its structure now. My second new year’s resolution is to write 1000 words a day – already I’m struggling now I’m back at work, but I do think the trick is to keep it in your head and write little but often.

Fingers crossed!

 

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