Due to all manner of "stuff", this has taken me a very long time to write and when I send it away at the end of March (my ed had a two-week holiday and flu between then and now so she's taken a long time, too) I was heartily glad to see the back of it.
A few weeks break - in which I got into a short story (more ice-cream but not finished yet) and a ton of reading - and the characters, the story have come back to me with a freshness that has made the revisions, the careful reading to see where I can strengthen motivations, give the story extra breadth and sizzle, has been an unexpected pleasure. I hope, next month, to be able to give you a title and a publication date.
In the meantime I've been catching on a "new thing" via writing mates Ally Blake and Anne Gracie - the bullet journal. This is something that calls out to my love of stationery, notebooks, pretty sparkly pens and stickers of all kinds!
Obviously I had to research all the gorgeousness of bullet journals on Pinterest but before I embark on the extravagance of a Midori Travel Journal I'm going to have to see one, hold one and that will require a trip to somewhere that offers "serious" shopping. Hello, Bath...
Meanwhile, I've resurrected my old Filofax to give it a go. It's black and boring - I'm already coveting this pretty purple one - and I have a birthday very soon. Maybe this year, when my desperate family ask me what I want, I'll have a list!