The highlight of my week was the trip up to Manchester with JL Merrow, which I blogged about here. The rest of the week kept me pretty busy catching up on stuff, and doing crits of Jamie’s hilarious next novel, and an eerie novelette by Lou Harper.
I’ve been busy spending my last royalty cheque on things for the house, including (joy of joys) a filing cabinet and all kinds of storage baskets/drawers. This has necessitated plenty of tidying and sorting, inspired by reading the wonderful Stuff. It feels good to get rid of things I no longer need, and the whole house is looking better as a result.
I’ve also been out in the garden, planting bulbs. We’ll have daffodils, crocuses, tulips and alliums next year! Now, if only I can get the lovely old lady next door to have her leylandii cypress seen to, I might actually get some winter sunlight to enjoy the garden. God, those trees are a nuisance. I can see why they lead to massive disputes between neighbours.
Today I’m having an admin day, but the rest of the week is dedicated to Storm and Lightning. I’m determined to have the thing finished by the end of next week. It will take a bit longer than that to post all the remaining episodes up on the blog, though.
I’m also trying to do my best not to be insanely jealous of everyone going to GayRomLit this week. Not only could I do with a bit of New Mexico sunshine and warmth to counteract this autumn chill, but arrgh, I’m missing out on all that partying! I will definitely be there next year, though. I’ve been putting money away with every royalty cheque that comes through, and have enough for my air fare already
Anyone else here going to GayRomLit? And those of you who aren’t, do you have any other fun plans for the weekend?