This is a picture of a New York park (can't remember which one, and have to race off to J's school - through rush hour traffic - as he's forgotten his memory stick with his A2 ICT work on it that has to be in today).
I've been very spoilt, as one of my birthday presents, from my generous mother, was to pay for me to go to the Summer Writers' Holiday at Caerleon. There are fourteen courses to choose from, and you can read more about it here.
I've opted for Della Galton's course, How to Write & Sell Short Stories, and Marina Oliver's , Advanced Novel Writing, which is for writers who have completed the first draft of a novel (80,000-100,000 words). I need to forward the exact word count, as well as a synopsis, etc.
The trouble is that before I went on holiday, I was busily editing one novel, and only the other day, I decided to send in a different one. So, I now have four weeks to edit this novel, whilst at the same time bringing up the word count by approximately 20,000 words, as, thanks to my previous editing attempt, it's now way too short. So, I really need to work at it to have everything up to scratch in time to send it out.
Thank heavens it's a long weekend. Guess who won't be making the most of any sun?
I've just finished, 9987 by Nik Jones, and will blog about it in the next couple of days.