This past week has been incredibly unproductive. Why, you may reasonably ask? The answer will astound: I was on a boat. A very large boat. A boat named HMS Victory. And another boat, named HMS Warrior. And some museums. And I was otherwise around and about the highly nautical city of Portsmouth.

Unfortunately, thanks to a very British sense of entitlement and copyright, I was unable to take any photographs whatsoever of the interiors. (Although that may simply be because it was a tour, and to ensure all the tourists get through the ship quickly rather than stand around taking photographs of EVERY TINY LITTLE THING. (Because every tiny little thing on that ship is AMAZING.))

Great experience for gathering up little snippets of sensation and scale for work on my novel project, though getting blasted with wind strong enough to dictate in what directions I was allowed to walk was not, perhaps, part of the experience I wish to repeat.

Been a tricky week on the non-work related front, but it looks like most of that’s calming down just in time for me to wrap up my end of the work on my novella, Dangerous Jade. The art is thusfar looking fantastic, and hopefully by early next week everything will be in capable hands for the layout and other similar work.

Unfortunately, of course, all this means work on my novel project is being pushed aside (along with my habitually empty weekends) in favour of all the last minute work on the Jade manuscript, but fortunately that means it’s possible to get sneak peeks at the text in livestream sessions, for those interested in sneak peeks. Keep an eye on my twitter feed for alerts when that happens.

And thank you to absolutely everyone who drops by with a kind word about my writing. It’s always appreciated.