Yet again snowed in from 17th December. But then got sidetracked helping my other half with proofreading his book (out loud!) for three whole days…not much progress at my end of things.
More frustration. Flew to Edinburgh to attend an annual reunion with university friends, but delayed coming back by bad weather. In the end we had to abandon the return flights and get a train back to London the day after – which could have been seven hours of prime time for working on the book but I had neither laptop […]
Had planned today as a day off, to complete work on chapter 7, but the fates conspired against me and I was called back into work for an urgent meeting which I couldn’t avoid. Then, when that was shifted to 90 minutes later, even the chance of having an afternoon free began to recede. In […]
1834 was also a bad year for German mice. One of the newspapers I was reading reported alongside the fire that: A remarkable phenomenon has been observed in the neighbourhood of Frankfort. It is a sudden malady among the mice, thousands of which are found dead or dying in the fields.
Yesterday (Friday) I had a quick chat with some of the fire safety guys at the Houses of Parliament. They are all ex-firemen so they really know their stuff. I wanted to make sure I understood the technical details of the descriptions of the fire from contemporary newspapers and other sources I have been working […]
Today and tomorrow I have taken as leave, to work on the book. I’m now knitting together new references and polishing chapters 4 to 7, which are all interlinked. But most importantly, and very excitingly, today I met the agent who will be representing me, all being well. We had a half-hour meeting at her office, discussed future book plans, likely publishers […]