Like a bad penny I've turned up after a short break, and am busy scribbling again.
At the moment I'm polishing a ghost novella which I first write a few years ago, but which has needed some re-jigging. I've know for some time *what* needs changing, but not *how* to do it. Inspiration finally struck the other week and I'm now deep in final edits, chasing down the changes that need to be made thanks to other changes further on in the story.
The story is a complete romp set in an English country house which is reputed to be the most haunted in the entire country. It's home to heroine Emily, a struggling artist who lives hand to mouth, never quite sure where the next pay cheque will come from or what will need fixing next, and an impressive collection of ghosts. Tempted by the money, Emily agrees to let Angelic Productions film at the house for their hit tv show Got Ghosts?, which leads to chaos when the show's resident medium Stella stirs up more than she bargains for, and Emily has to go on a treasure hunt for a collection of missing paintings.
It's always been one of my favourite stories and was a complete blast to write. I'm very hopeful that I can get the final polish done and (forgive the pun) dusted in the next few days, and get a few query letters winging their way to publishers.
Do keep checking back for news; I'll try not to leave it as long without an update this time!