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Early rise yesterday morning after a series of really weird dreams. Lost in on stormy ocean with Lenny Henry was one, friendship betrayal another and sex with a fictional character from The West Wing the other. I woke up feeling amused, tearful and very horny.
I got handed two Easter Eggs, both of the Crème Egg variety, one of which was wolfed down immediately after a dinner of roasted chicken with carrots and mashed potatoes. Drool.
I found yesterday to be a bit of a struggle to do anything, I think because I knew it was my final day of being on holiday. I still have a few days to take so I don’t lose them from my annual allowance, but my 9-day break gave me what I wanted so I began to miss it early.
I submitted two e-books into this year’s PSH Great Poetry E-Book Giveaway: SELEKTION and SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE VOL.2. On May 1 for 24 hours you can download each for free as part of the annual free-for-all run by Rick Lupert. SELEKTION is an amalgamation of all my previous poetry publications and the latter is an absolute steal, as it is the electronic version of my new kids book out this week. I will expect you ALL to download both. 🙂
On settling down to work on GREENER IS THE GRASS I noticed it’s been 11 months since I last made a change to it. There are two oddities regarding this: 1) It doesn’t feel that long, but it feels just right, which is probably why I am raring to get into it, and 2) I can still see the full plot in my mind. Does this mean it’s simplistic? I don’t think so because it’s one of my darker books and comes with a cool twist at the end. It’s the most traditional mystery book I’ve written if you consider the standard formula of: introduce; fill through the middle dropping hints and red herrings; twist to reveal the truth. It’s longer than I remembered, too, sitting at roughly 32,500 words.
Anyway, I worked through the first chapter so I’m off and running—it felt goood!
Until tomorrow, peace and out!