Also - exciting news - maybe not exciting for anyone else, but certainly for me :) I got my first royalty statement through yesterday. I now know how many copies of The Gift sold in December, I'm pretty chuffed - especially since it's my first publication.
Back in December, I was talking to Bronwyn Green and, in my infinite wisdom, I complained that Wales doesn't usually get enough snow for a proper white Christmas. Wales generally specialises in rain.
She very kindly told me she would send me some of the snow blanketing her state if she could. Not sure how she managed it, but six inches came down last night. Not being used to snow, everything has ground to a complete halt around here.
I'm not saying it doesn't look pretty. Hell, I went out and took photos of it! And had it come down at the end of December when I was off work, that would have been very much appreciated.
Since we haven't yet decided if the car is coming out or if we're walking to work this evening, it not as pretty as it could have been. (In the interests of full disclosure, it's not far to walk at all. It's the carrying all the stuff we need to have with us when we get there that makes it interesting, lol.)
Other writing news:
Finished the first short story, but I'm pretty sure it's going to grow into a novella. Into a series of three novellas actually. Never mind.
I'm making my second attempt at a short today. I'm hoping that will stay as a short, but I'm not holding my breath, lol.