Halloween

Nothing’s gone to plan tonight. My son wanted to join a party of kids Trick or Treating around Cancajos without an adult in sight. Now Cancajos is full of bars, and now and then you get some dodgy people around. Sin City it ain’t, you understand, but nor is it somewhere we could leave our son unsupervised. So I was going to supervise a party of two. Then the other…

October 31, 2007
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Driving Licences

I met Helen and Theresa in town this morning, to see if there was any progress on sorting out their Spanish driving licences. Nope. The man at the gestoría (paperwork agency) explained that the first thing they do is to contact the UK and see if it’s a real UK driving licence, and he thought they did them in batches. Anyway, they hadn’t done it yet. Sigh. But I went…

October 26, 2007
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Scream Quietly

October 23, 2007

My story “Scream Quietly” is available in Escape Velocity Magazine – issue one. You can buy it at Lulu It’s 156 pages of A4, or a download (which is cheaper). And the editor said: “By the way, your story is the BEST one this issue, without a doubt. It is listed on the front cover. Unanimous vote by the staff. “ Of course now I’m grinning like a maniac.

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Novel Progress

The rest of the day went fast, but I did manage some more work on the novel. I wrote myself out a timeline for what happens when, and things are much clearer. Plus 260 new words. 61,156 total. I’ll get there.

October 22, 2007
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Cleaning up

Not financially, alas! I’ve done very little housework for over a week, so this morning I’ve been catching up. No fun, but I suppose there’s a certain satisfaction. With all the other stuff going on, the novel’s still only 60,896 words. But there’s a lot of the day left.

October 22, 2007
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