Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

It’s been a fair week where I’ve finally organised myself and my work again.

I’ve managed to write at least one blog post a day, and on Thursday I spent time on two blogs as well as some gig list work. I’ve given the blog a bit of a facelift, and I’ve learnt how to use some of the new features before the new interface becomes mandatory.

So far, I’ve not upgraded to a premium account. I’m still getting used to last spring’s upgrade to a paid-for personal account and will no doubt wait until we have something to sell before taking the next step.

Wednesday was the big turning point this week, when I realised I only had 3 days left of this working year. I knuckled down, pulled my finger out, and made some decisions. There’s nothing like a mild panic to give you a kick up the bum.

On Wednesday I familiarised myself with Diary of a Pussycat and on Thursday I added 146 words’ worth of exercises. I’ll try and do at least another couple of weeks’ worth later today.

Also on Thursday I created the 2 new book proposals my publisher has asked for, and I started more detailed work on the first of these. I managed to write 780 words for the first one and 782 words for the second one. I hope to do a little more work on at least the first one today.

Another book that came out to play on Thursday was the compilation 52 Books in 52 Weeks. I added 506 words to this one.

I didn’t manage to do any work on Catch the Rainbow yet, but perhaps I can look at that later today too.

In all, I wrote 2,507 words just on Thursday, which is 1,507 more than my 1,000-word daily target. Hopefully today I’ll add some more to that.

I’ve also been working on a client edit this week, but it’s turned out to need more work than originally thought. I’ll give that one last push today too and hopefully get it back to the client.

Not a bad week to finish the year on after all.

Today, then, is the end of my working year. I break up for Christmas and will be back on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

I hope you all have a lovely festive period and wish you a happy and prosperous new year.

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