I saw this boat from my balcony. I think it was trying to get to the harbour before the rain started.
I met Helen and Theresa in town this morning, to see if there was any progress on sorting out their Spanish driving licences. Nope. The man at the gestoría (paperwork agency) explained that the first thing they do is to contact the UK and see if it’s a real UK driving licence, and he thought they did them in batches. Anyway, they hadn’t done it yet. Sigh. But I went…
My story “Scream Quietly” is available in Escape Velocity Magazine – issue one. You can buy it at Lulu It’s 156 pages of A4, or a download (which is cheaper). And the editor said: “By the way, your story is the BEST one this issue, without a doubt. It is listed on the front cover. Unanimous vote by the staff. “ Of course now I’m grinning like a maniac.
The rest of the day went fast, but I did manage some more work on the novel. I wrote myself out a timeline for what happens when, and things are much clearer. Plus 260 new words. 61,156 total. I’ll get there.
Not financially, alas! I’ve done very little housework for over a week, so this morning I’ve been catching up. No fun, but I suppose there’s a certain satisfaction. With all the other stuff going on, the novel’s still only 60,896 words. But there’s a lot of the day left.
Today I went to see my friends in Franceses, together with my son, Norma, and her friend. We stopped off at the mirador La Tosca to admire the dragon trees. We admired their progress, had a nice lunch and went for the usual walk. They have an enormous spider in the garden.