We have finally seen a consistent change in the weather.
It is warm, even the rain of the last couple of days felt like April Showers instead of nasty cold winter rain.
Today we have a nasty, gusting wind that almost doubled my journey time today - it was a real battle getting along some stretches of road! Hopefully it will drop for my trip home...
This was a long weekend for us Brits - the old May Day holiday, although there has been a general attempt to play down the socialist origins of the holiday in recent years. But I still call it May Day - lets celebrate the worker, eh?
Talking of work, I put in a good few hours typing up the start of me next book. I am really enjoying writing this one, it is purely for my own pleasure, and looks like being a lot longer than the zombie book. I am probably about 10,000 words in and the real story is only just starting to take shape! (For comparison the zombie book was 38,000 words, which is on the short side for a novel). I am starting to become attached to one of the characters, and think that he will have to become a major player in the story. He is a ball of acidic jelly and eyeballs, who leaves a trail of acid behind him as he goes (necessitating the constant attentions of a pair of janitors who shadow him at a respectful distance). He cannot speak, so uses some of his eyeballs to spell out the words that he wants to say, which can cause misunderstandings as easily happen when texting/tweeting, etc. Apart from the main character and a few very minor characters, he is probably the only really nice "person" in the book. But being a ball of acidic jelly and eyeballs can really stop people seeing the real you :-(
Had a nice day yesterday - it was my mum's birthday, so I bought her some plants for her new pond. She was visiting us in the afternoon, but as the plant shop was closer to her house than mine, I took them straight to her. It wasn't long before I was getting them settled into the pond, trying to find the ideal place to plant them, not too shallow, not too deep, etc. They looked great when I finished, and by the time my mum came over to our place for the afternoon, a couple of her frogs were already checking out the new scenery...
More soon - possibly a snippet of the new book?