I swear it would be easier to raise Cthulhu than rouse my kids from bed on a school day.

By the way, congratulations to those who finished yesterday. Even if you didn't hit the word count, you're still awesome for attempting it. And there's nothing to stop you carrying on with the story (although probably at a less hectic pace) now November's over.

I'm running a competition for my patreon supporters and newsletter subscribers. The prize is a signed copy of ACK-ACK MACAQUE: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY. If you're not already signed up, you have until the end of the month if you want to enter


Writers, editors, etc. Please take care of yourselves.

- Drink a glass of water
- Look up from the screen regularly
- Do some stretches
- Listen to a song you like
- Eat something nutritious
- Get some fresh air
- Take a nap

Copies of the omnibus edition of my Macaque trilogy have just arrived from the publisher. All three novels, plus a brand new epilogue, in one handsome paperback edition!

I have to say that the idea of putting posts about politics behind a content warning is one of the most wonderful contributions to mental health I've ever heard of.

Looking forward to Chinese food and beer this evening. But first, a visit to the dentist 😥

I think the only two things holding me together today are tea and stubborness.

I run a Patreon account. One of the rewards for your support is the chance to have me as your personal writing mentor!


I'm so pleased to see patreon accounts being shared here. Such a game-changer for artists.
I run one to back my #webcomic BREAKS (breakscomic.com) - and Friday is #patreon day for it, so here we go! ^_^
#comics #UKartists

from the International Space Station. Land of mountains and coasts, castles and dragons. And my father, who was born and grew up in Pembroke (bottom left)
[image credit: probably NASA]

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