The new roof on the house is almost finished - the new book is in the same state. I'm at the very last stages of proof checking and polishing so this post will be short and just a collection of bits and pieces, as I really need to concentrate on that.
I'm really hoping that the book will have gone to the publisher before the next post. Then we will have to wait to see if they want it.
Next on the programme for the house are repairs to the retaining wall in the back garden, a job and expense I could do without, but which has to be done as there is a crack I can get my finger into and it is only going to get worse.
I had to take time out last week for a trip to London. Rivera 4 wasn't in a state that I could take with me, and I needed something sensational to read on the train, so I dug out the partial manuscript for what I hope might be Riviera 5. It's a Christmas book and I shelved it at about 20,000 words as I wasn't connecting with it.
I won't say it is sensational, but it kept me amused and it read quite well, so I'm definitely going back to it when #4 is off my hands.
I have a chauffeur, a pet sitter, three Siamese cats and a portfolio of stolen art. No plot and no romance, but you can't expect everything! Will I get it into shape for Christmas 2023? I think it will be fun trying.