Good morning and seasons greetings to all my bookaholic readers. It has been a hectic couple of months for me as I try to fit in writing book number two, editing book number one and fitting in all the Christmas shopping, meals and parties. I am sure this will resonate with many readers of this blog whether you are a writer, reader or even both.
So what am I up to this Christmas. Exactly the same as everyone else I am sure with an added extra twist. Although I am taking a few days break from sitting at my desk and writing, I still have my trusty notebook everywhere I go. My mind never seems to stop thinking about murdering people. In a storytelling sense of course before you think I've turned into a mass murderer overnight. Although I could be tempted when fighting my way around the shops and standing in yet another queue which would make the Alaskan oil pipeline seem short.
A certain frisson is added to Christmas dinner when thinking about how a stuffed turkey or a huge gammon could be used in a future book. Will this appear? You'll have to read my books to find out. I can hear the cries of that's not fair from here. Well I like to keep you all in suspense. That is what I write about after all. I will be eating Christmas lunch with my family including my two nieces. I have the job of cooking the gammon and turkey. My family may be thinking about murdering me if it all goes wrong. I've never actually cooked a turkey before. Oh well there are lots of vegetables.
In he meantime I must dash. I am off to help at a Community Christmas Party at my church. City Church Dundee in case you are wondering. I've got to get into my rather fetching elf outfit. No I am not joking. I will post a picture in the next blog.
I would like to end by wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope Santa brings you lots of nice books. More importantly I wish Joy and Peace to you all.