This week is a stay-at-home week so that I can catch up with all those odd jobs I've been putting off - and I'm not talking about housework. I turned my attention to putting my computer files in order and tying up loose ends. I think this is something we all put off for far too long because once you've got things categorised you feel really pleased with yourself. Your documents look tidier and they should be more easily accessible. But are they? Now where did I put that long discarded file on Roman roads? Did I zap it or put it in 'General Research'? Oh well, maybe it's best to leave things as they are!
Talking of research, this is one of the things I like best about writing. Of course, a book that needs a lot of research will take longer to finish because you know you've got to get it right. However, if you're anything like me, you can easily get side-tracked by some completely irrelevant, though interesting, detail.
My latest novel, Footprints on my Doorstep - is coming out soon! I cheated a little by not naming the town in which the action takes place. This gave me licence to play around with the accuracy but I'm sure local readers will recognise the location. Once I know the launch date I will post it on my blog.