Happy new year! Did you have a good Christmas? Stayed at home, did you, or...oh yes, and how is your sister? Mmm-hmm, oh dear. Well, it's going around this time of year, isn't it? We've all had it too. Did you do anything for New Year? No, fairly quiet one this year, a few drinks then I went to a friend's. Yep, of course I had the traditional hangover! Went for a lovely walk in Southwold the next day though. Great way to start the year.
I was going to post over Christmas, except that a) the above pretty much comprises every conversation I've had over the last couple of weeks, and b) that's a lie, and I wasn't. Too busy eating all those fiddly little canapés you only get at Christmas and drinking my own body weight in wine.
But here it is, the first full working week of 2012 (last week didn't count. Monday was a Bank Holiday, remember?) and I've a reprieve from edits on Run Rabbit Run for now, so I'm sneaking in a little bit of work on my WIP.
This is the title-less epic fantasy known in Narnia-ish fashion as The Warlord, The Blind Slave, And The Dog Called Brutus. That's not its real title, of course. It doesn't have one yet. I might call it The Impossible Tattoo, but then again I might not. It's a story about Krull the Warlord: scourge of the seas, terror of the Empire, and maker-up of words. Well, that's how his best mate describes him, anyway. It's a story about a blind slave who has had everything stolen from her: her freedom, her own will, even her name. And yet she's about to become the most powerful woman in the world. And it's a story about a dog called Brutus, who may or may not be a wolf. Okay, it's not about Brutus, but I still think he's pretty cool.
So, what are you working on?