So yeah, what have I been up to? Why have I been silent for so long?
First things first: my computer finally gave up the ghost. It had a little bit of a meltdown and replacing a few parts wasn't going to cut it. So I have a new computer. I hadn't planned for that, but I'll work it out in the long run. So I could get back to writing but...
I have been travelling, all for work unfortunately. I work every day in March (roll on Easter, my first break) and much of that has been interstate. I have had the opportunity to see some great country but the days are long and the nights don't provide a huge opportunity to write (but I do have a lot of handwritten notes to transcribe when I can).
I have spent about four nights at home since the end of February and I returned from my first trip to discover... my phone line is dead. All the rain has damaged a number of exchanges and I am one of the unlucky ones. So no phone means no internet, but at least I'm not missing it too much, as I couldn't use it even if I wanted to. This is scheduled to be fixed by April 16th (yeah the telco is really placing a priority on this).
Everything settles down after Easter and I can happily announce that I have a couple of chapters of Pentonbridge Pig written (just need to be typed and proofed), a chapter of My Very Own almost finished and very close to a new chapter of Sarah Porter as well.
So over the next few weeks and months I hope to settle back into the steady rhythm of updates and juggling multiples stories (I know I made this rod for my own back).
Thank you so much for all the words of encouragement. I promise not to be gone so long again.