Monday, December 07, 2009


Poor ol neglected blog. I do try to keep you updated, but other things constantly demand my attention, like writing books, and tending my family, and learning to drive, and writing books.

I'm still hard at work on the Bloody book. The proposal has gone off to my agent and will be heading off towards various editors desks before long, but I'm still trying to get a bit more of it on paper before I start on the next proposal. I'm in the groove for this book. Well, as in the groove as I get at the moment. Lots of other things going on that are eating into my writing time. One of those is learning to drive. I had my first lesson on the road this morning. Wasn't too bad, surprisingly, despite me having a bloody awful cold, and it raining. Instructor is lovely. That certainly helps, and he's so positive that I'm going to enjoy driving that I actually did. Have my homework for that to do. Will look very silly sitting in a chair at home practising mirrors, indicator, brakes, but who cares.

Might have a smidgen of news soon on the publishing front too, but I'm not saying anything more until everything is signed, sealed and dotted.

Only a week in, and December is shaping up to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride.

Recently watched: Batman Begins,The Dark Knight & Jaws
Currently listening to: Silence
Currently reading: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris


Victoria Janssen said...

Yay for the smidgen!

Madelynne Ellis said...

Thanks, Victoria. Turns out it's two smidgens, which is even better.

MB (Leah) said...

Wow, I'm shocked you haven't driven until now. It's independence! I guess though if you live in a country or city where the public transport is great, there's no need.

But good for you!

Madelynne Ellis said...

Driving is scary. Had a few lessons in my youth, but, there's never been any real motivation to learn until recently. I walk everywhere.