So that's it then for another year.
I can't tell a lie, I had a great Christmas.
Lots of nice nosh and good pop and pressies. The kids were well behaved and happy with their stash from Santa's sack so it's a quick pat on the back and then let's get ready for the New Year.
I'm actually working on New Year's eve and the first of January, which doesn't make for a wild Hogmanay, I know. However, I'm on lates so I'll knock off on the 31st at about ten and be able to see the new year in with the family and neighbours, and then I don't start again until about half past one the next day.
So it's extra lolly for working when the whole world is quaffing and I'll still be able to celebrate the annus nuevo.
Right, I'll hopefully finish the Hot Gates in the next couple of days, which is around 8000 words now. I might pad it out and send it off as a novella to Roastbooks. Check them out at :
They specialise in novellas and the like. Who knows, they might like it?
Stranger things have happened.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Not sure what that means but it always looks good to quote Shakes... Unless the passage doesn't fit the rest of the text. Then it looks silly.
I'm rambling now, aren't I?
PS. I do know what it means so don't bother trying to explain it, ok?
Arsene.......Well he should get over it and move on.
Shakes.......Ok I won't teach you how to suck eggs but I'm tempted to ask if you are descended from D.H. lawrence. His disgusted quotes at publishers sound very much like you.
Roastbooks.....What have you got to lose. Crash the market everywhere you can I say.
It can be tedious work chasing publishers but eggs in lots of baskets eventually make an omlette if the heat is right temperature.
I sound like you now. ^.^
It's 361 days to Christmas 2009 so get those books on the shelves in time for next Christmas's best seller list!
It will make a change from "Twas The Night Before Christmas"