Apologies for going dark here for quite a while without much explanation, but we’ve got family from the east coast visiting this week and next week, so there’s been a lot of tourist-type things in the agenda, and that doesn’t generally involve laptops and internet access.

I’ve also been trying to actively work out the next segment of the novel, because I haven’t been confident of the best way to proceed and it’s tempting to go back and tweak a lot of things from earlier in the story, but that’s a slippery slope and I’m afraid if I start down it this month I’ll never put together my required pages for the next deadline.

So there you have it.