I know I'm not supposed to use this blog as some sort of Facebook post, but this is just to let you know the normal pacing has been resumed, as I'm back from vacation. It sucked, just as I thought. They're not really predisposed to enjoying life, are they, Norwegians? I'm fairly sure one of my protagonists will have some outspoken opinions on that country in a future novel. They have TWO kinds of pastry: apple based or with a cream filling. You want chocolate? You want nuts? No no no. We don't do that here. What's this, Denmark? We are saving the money you want to spend on nuts and chocolate for our children!
I'm working on a fourth Martin King / Carstairs novel right now. I actually want to get started on the fifth, because I have a really great idea for that one, but there's some housekeeping to get out of the way. A wedding, for one. The current book is slow going because I keep running up against the fact I can't really write anything without a weird finale. People who have emailed me have quite often suggested they would love to see Martin and Kelly revisit the Graham McAfee show. Sure, that would be fun. But what would have to happen at the end? Should the studio burn down? Alien invasion? I just don't know. I suppose I only have myself to blame. You should see the stuff coming up in 'And The Winner Is'... (You can, in five minutes time. By getting the damned book.)