Friday, April 29, 2016


Close to getting the first act of the book done. It's going, still slower than it should be (no one to blame for that but myself, though health is definitely still a factor). I'm liking it though, which is good. :-)

Today out at Baker Street at the nondescript Wetherspoons Metropolitan Pub where the food is cheap (and okay) and the people are surprisingly nice considering how many tourists they have to deal with. It's Friday and we're headed into a three day weekend, Bank Holiday Monday. 

Definitely will get over 19K today. Would be lovely if I broke 20K. So, off to it then.

...ended at 19,643, so that's a good day then.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Near Paddington today. Had forgotten to post here, thought I'd catch up. Will write more later. Writing now...

Monday, March 07, 2016


Am back at it. It's been a rough time. Random dizziness, coughing fits, headaches, nausea. Today is mostly just the headache, but I've gotta get back on that horse or nothing will ever get done, so here I am. Sitting alone at the Brand Exchange, where perhaps Tracy might join me later. Had to get out of the house though. I've been housebound pretty much since late October. Not a lot of writing. Not a lot of anything, to be honest. Have no get up and go at all (or, if I start the day with a bit, it doesn't last long).

But. Back to getting on that horse. Here we go.

Starting today at 11409. Let's see where we get to.

Ending at 12422. Some of them were good.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Wound up working on some images for Tony the other day, so not a lot of forward progress (though there was reading and getting acclimated again). Also figured out some things about character motivation (in my head), so that's progress too. A lot of writing isn't necessarily on the page, but somewhere in the grey matter. Squishy.

Today at the Brand Exchange. Time to get back into it. Goal to get past 10K. Well past, I hope. Update later.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Holidays are over. Max is back to school. I am almost feeling human again (long story -- it has been an odyssey of doctor appointments and medication and has so far summed up to really, really low vitamin D and really quite high blood pressure coupled with (probably) an ulcer or possibly gallstones or other horrors. I now take a cocktail of pills upon rising in the morning.) and have even ventured out of the house without falling over.

So, back to writing. Have promised myself a treat. Will buy a Sims 3 add on once I've finished 40K on this book. Starting today at 9630.

Also need to write a bit on the thing David and I are lobbing back and forth together.

Starting today by reading through what I've got so far on Maxtorious.


Wednesday, December 02, 2015


Back out. Still sick. Today Brand Exchange with Tracey. Ending 8792. Considering my head, that's not bad. 542.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Hadn't updated in here in a bit. It's been busy what with sorting out a new agent (agh!). Today at the spot by Bank. More later.

8250 which is miserable, but sent out a number of emails and chatted with a friend and generally tried to not feel too ill. Also some notes. So there's that.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Beginning at 6145. At the Metropolitan Pub at Baker Street. Eating a Mexican-ish salad.

6431, hopefully more later.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Yesterday created the entire family tree and worked out all of the deaths in poor Maxtorious' family. Today just a bit of writing in while waiting for Max at a bowling birthday party. 

Started at 5889, deleted some, edited other bits, add a little and (so far) ending at 6145 because I need to go buy Tony a birthday card.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Started today at 5128. Currently at 5790. 662 so far, all at the local bakery while listening to Maureen alternately chide and encourage local residents. Taking a bit of a break while they are mowing the lawn outside, perhaps for some painting because I have a general feeling of ennui and annoyance.

End of day (probably). Wound up at 5889.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Spent the morning at home waiting on the ant exterminator to show up (for it to prove to be only an initial visit and not the actual treatment). Did clean up my office though, which it has been in desperate need of for eons. Now out because I need to get stuff to make dinner (chicken noodle soup) and because Rosa will be in to clean and I have a hard time working with a vacuum running. At Lowry & Baker, drinking my latte and smelling all the loveliness cooking. I think I might have gained a kilo sniffing everything.

At any rate, kicking off at 4817 today. Going to perhaps not go straight on and just write up some bits that I want to get down before I forget them.

5128 now. Not a lot, but also some work on the map and other details.

And annoyed. Things I am not good at: dealing with passive aggressive posh mums.