It’s been a hectic year. First, thanks to all the well-wishers who contacted me about my eye surgery. I’m OK, although I may not be illuminating any medieval manuscripts for a while. The timing was fortuitous, as I’m between books and need to recharge the batteries, ready to take a run at three new novels, all of them very different. The holiday we’ve planned is a bit last-minute and rather like one of those suburban route trains you sometimes get that stops in places you didn’t necessarily want to go. Which is why I’m going to Cuba via Amsterdam (don’t ask).
From Havana I’ll be heading to Mexico, finishing with a weekend in New York to catch up with old friends. I try to prepare a week in advance to cover the blog on those days when I can’t get to my main computer. I don’t want you to think I’m resting on my laurels, partly because I have no laurels to rest on, partly because there’s a mortgage to pay.
KENNETH WILLIAMS (to Tony Hancock) I suppose you can take a well-earned rest. You’ve made your pile, eh?
HANCOCK: (drily) Oh yes. No need to work again for a fortnight.
Next year there’ll be the new Bryant & May novel, my fantasy novel and a new thriller from LK Fox, plus other surprises. First though, a little bit of R&R. Vamos!