OK, who ordered this dense fog? Own up! Last night I’d decided to make as much use of the high pressure with its calm winds and DRY conditions to go for a longer bike ride than normal so close to the winter solstice (it will be 21st Dec this year) and dive into my cycling clothes and leap on my Dawes Super Galaxy at dawn. Grrrrr – the fog is now forecast to remain until mid-morning at least. So maybe I can tyrelever in a short ride to Mold for a haircut, after lunch.
I had a good day writing yesterday and managed 1000 words on Exit, pursued by a bee. I’ll revise them today and probably slash the antiwords. I was able to write more because as I followed my planned plot, one of the characters smirked and subplotted an evil plan I hadn’t. Novels are like that – at least the ones I write – where strong characters take on a life of their own, often quite logically, but unexpectedly. Of course they have to keenly watched in case they upset the balance and writing plan as a whole. But if it works then go for it. I can’t wait to see what she does today!
FrontList alerted me to another review of my thriller novel, Hot Air. I score another 45 / 50 from an astute critique who gladly saw the racy feisty woman protagonist as a character to enthrall. The reviewer also salivated at the quick paced dialogue and action. Wow, if only the first reviewer was as perceptive, I’d still be in a chance of having Hot Air seen by their agent! It depends muchly on the last two reviewers. If they, too, are 10 or more points above that desultory first one, I’ll ask for a review of the review – hah!