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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Today at Curzon Soho. Starting at 4435.

Thinking. Aiming for 42,000 words on this book. I average around 2000 words per chapter. That makes 21 chapters total. 37,5656 words left to go. Which, if I do my normal 1000 words a day, means a finished draft in roughly 37 days.

Strangely enough, there are exactly 37 weekdays left in this year. Of course, some of those days are holidays and a chunk of them are while Max is off school. But.

1:34 PM. 4814 and kind of meh about it. Stopping for now because not sure the transition between chapters is working but knowing I need to get on with the action. Maybe stop a bit and map out some chapters. Off to Chinatown to buy Max some more seaweed.

Monday, November 09, 2015


National Theatre for an office today. Blogged on official site for first time in eons. Starting at 3401. Update later (coffee first).

4435 and done as I think it will be today. 1034 words. Forward progress.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Too much, so skipping ahead

Will write about all the goings on later, or not.

Posting to track wordcount. 2679 at the moment, though I'd forgotten I was going to track things and had already made a bit of forward progress. So, eh, maybe 2665? No idea. Close enough. Later.

Later...3402. But need to go buy some chocolate. And the people next to me are chatty. Hopefully more later.