So long, 2012!

Wow. End of the year already… Time for some personal highlights of 2012:

Signed with dream agent at fabulous agency, Watson, Little Ltd. Meep!

Re-worked novel with help from dream agent, learning lots and making the book so much better.

After years of research and prevarication finally chose, ordered and had installed my very own writing cabin. A room of my own. Plus, I was inundated by office-warming presents from my lovely friends to celebrate, including the poster pictured above (thank you, K!) and this lovely mug (thank you, Fay!) which is in no way apposite…


It says: ‘i am doing my best to concentrate but due to years of elite training in the dark art of time wasting i can’t resist the urge to procrastinate.’


I also attended The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy live (in Edinburgh) with my fabulous family, saw Ross Noble and Laura Marling (not together), and took the kids on the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour (highly recommended).

Also, sneaking in at the end of the year, was The Hobbit. Yes, they really don’t need three films to tell the story, but it was still a great film and very pretty (well worth catching in the cinema, if you can). Plus, once you’ve seen it you can fully appreciate Sarah Rees Brennan’s parody Thorin Dreamboatshield: An Unexpected Hotness of Dwarves.

I love the turn of the year, the mix of reflection and looking ahead, and I wish you all a happy hogmanay. See you in 2013!

Oh, hello 2012, is it that time already?

Happy (belated) new year!

I had a wonderful post planned in my mind. There was going to be a thoughtful re-cap of 2011, inspiration for the future, lists, and a rousing round of goal-setting.

Then the post-Christmas apathy lasted longer than it should’ve done and high winds here in Scotland knocked out my power and I was – gasp – without broadband. Stunned silence.

Instead, you have a quick ‘hello’ and a ‘sorry’. I will do better next time. Perhaps.

[Thank you to The Graphics Fairy for the image]