I have been growing a writer's beard.
Oh, hold on.
I've missed April's Fools day, haven't I?
The following is a true story!
My redrafting of the novel (I have just finished chapter five) and also reading and stitching all came to a stop last week. I had to wear an eye patch and talk in pirate-speak. I had a slight accident - I scratched the surface of my eye. With my own finger. You're either squirming or laughing. Don't worry, I think it's quite funny too. I am accident prone and need to be wrapped in cotton wool and kept out of harm's way. My excuse: I did it while half sleeping, half waking up after a nightmare, about drowning in the ocean and still being strapped into my seat in a plane. So the moral of this story: don't binge on the news or you will have nightmares, don't scratch your eye and I need a cotton wool suit.
Anyway, I'm back in the game. I have read an fantastic book, Beautiful Words, by Nik Perring, which I will be reviewing for The View From Here. I am also reading another great book, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. I love it when I read several great books in a row.
Plus, I'm limbering up to redraft chapter six.
Don't forget to pop back on Friday as Nik Perring will be the latest author to take part in the Imaginary Bookshop series.