Four Planets At Once

May 8, 2022

I woke up early and went out onto the balcony to see whether or not it was cloudy. As you can see, there certainly were clouds, just not in front of the planets. It’s really hard to fetch a camera bag and a tripod when you need a walker. It’s even harder to set up the tripod when you have to sit down to do it, and hardest of all…


Sunday photos: dawn at the Roque

May 4, 2021

Another week with not much progress on “Pinch Me”, but for nice reasons. I sent off another query to another agency about “Murder by Starlight”, so that’s 10 queries out there, and I feel I can afford to hold off sending more until I get a reply or two. I haven’t heard back about the big translating job, but I got a different one. I’m translating the Transvulcania website. (Transvulcania…


Sunday photos: shelves and Llano de las cuevas

Llano de las cuevas, El Paso, La Palma island
April 18, 2021

I’ve begun sorting out the balcony for summer. It’s a great spot to sit, or at least it will be again with a bit of work. I have a nice patio table and chairs, lots of plant in plant pots, and there’s an amazing view. The trouble is that the junk does collect over the winter. This year I bought some shelves so that I can store all the empty…


Sunday photos: Burracas and scones

Pre-Hispanic rock carving at Burracas caves, Las Tricias, Garafía, La Palma island
April 4, 2021

On Tuesday I hiked from the gofio museum at Las Trcias down to Burracas cave. I’ve done the start of the walk before, but this is the first time I’ve actually got down to the cave at the bottom, because it’s not far, but it is very steep. I think I’m getting a little fitter at last. I’m glad I did get down there: I knew about the cave (which…


Sunday photos: Caldera

The Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma island
March 28, 2021

Again, I’m not really happy with my writing progress this week. I did start making notes on my characters which involved getting to grips with Scrivener a little more. The next agents I want to query ask for a writer’s CV, so I’ve been busy finding out what the heck you put in that. Again. my lack of writing progress is partly because I’ve had a social life. On Monday…


Sunday Photos: bell flower and fluffy Kate

March 22, 2021

It’s not been a productive week. I kept having a social life instead, visiting mutiple friends I’ve been neglecting. I finally installed a paid version of Scrivener on both the home and office computers, which is a nice thing to have finally done. During the next week I want to import all my notes for the next novel and write some character notes.