I was going to illustrate this post with a picture of my plan for the month, which now includes a mini-plan for the rest of the year as well, but I realised just in time that I’d scrawled an idea for Pitkirtly XIV on the corner of the page in my planning notebook. Some people write outlines, and I write a couple of phrases. Anyway, to avoid ruining the suspense, here’s another picture of Jacques, who coincidentally will be 10 years old on the 19th of June.
Thanks to anyone who has bought a copy of ‘Unpredictable Events’. It seems to be doing quite well. At the moment I am spending some time planning, and arranging and reaaranging my thoughts about what to work on next. As part of this I’ve signed up to a course about the Battle of Waterloo (anniversary on the 18th of June), which is harder work than I thought! Next month I hope to finish an unexpected novel set in 1815 – I almost abandoned it, but realised I had written 40,000 words some time last summer so I might as well press on. Then in August I think I will make a start on Pitkirtly XIV now that I have some ideas for it.
Another aspect of planning and arranging is that I’ve done some work on a few extra print editions – there’s a new page about them on this blog. I may be able to add a Pitkirtly omnibus before too long.
That’s all I have time for now, as I have to catch our local omnibus to a canal festival before lunch.
[Edited to correct dates – apparently I have lost track of time]