Check out this fabulous Secret Santa I got during my last week at work. Nothing beats a good horror novel and some Lindor chocolates.
Did I mention that my day job is in secondary education? Maybe at some point in a long buried blog post I mentioned it. If not, then now you know that working in a grammar school pays my bills and not my writing, apart from in a far-flung dream. Now that it’s the end of term at work, I have two weeks to catch up on reading and writing time. I’m outlining my next novel while waiting for the printed final draft of novel WIP#4 to arrive from Lulu for another read through and some red pen treatment.
Aside from working on my own novels and poetry books this year, I’ve managed to make a dent in my reading list too. On Kindle alone, I beat my reading streak of 16 books last year, with 21 this year. If I factor in the paperbacks I’ve read that would push the total number of new books I’ve read to over 30 (and closer to 40 if I count favourite rereads). Not too shabby.
Literary plans aside, it’ll be a low key Christmas with a few chores thrown in. The washing machine picked a prime moment to break a few days ago, so a trip to the laundromat will be in order before the replacement comes. Not what I needed, but it’s sod’s law I suppose. Some early spring cleaning is on my list too, including a big de-clutter of books, toys and clothes to go to the charity shops.
Other than that, not too much on my end. Hope you have some good Yuletide fun this season!