Welcome back. It’s been an odd year.
Yes, I have been busy, spending much of the summer whittling spoons in the shed, badly.
No, I haven’t written much, and certainly not anything I thought worth publishing.
Yes, I have read quite a few books.
No, I didn’t read as many as I hoped.
Yes, I found Albatross.
No, I didn’t think it was worth publishing. Not in its current state. As a part of my body of work, it stands alone, although probably less so than I think. (Apparently writers are not great judges of their own work.)
Will I publish it, and the dead novel from 2012, at some point in the future? Maybe.
The fourth Petticoat Katie novel is still waiting for me to iron out the kinks in the storyline and find a decent title that makes it stand out from the other three (Maiden Flight, Boom Town and Monkey Business), while showing that it’s still part of the series.
New stories beckon. Other craft and creative pursuits whisper to me, when my hands are idle. The garden always needs attention, one way or another.
So, in sum: life goes on. Raise a glass of whatever you fancy to the year’s end, and a new beginning. While I can’t promise to post every week, to quote Sam Gamgee:
“Well, I’m back.”
P.S. Another reason for posting again: it keeps the spambots away from the regulars.