Just back from a week’s trip to Vancouver, which was due to family affairs rather than book business. I thought I might actually get some writing done – maybe start on planning out the contemporary novel I mentioned before – but like most trips away from my normal writing environment, that never seems to work. Actually, it was an exciting week because we arrived in the middle of a snow-storm. Now, being a typical Brit, I’d assumed that this wasn’t unusual for Canada, but apparently it is really quite rare in Vancouver city itself, so everything came to a bit of a standstill. Everything look very pretty in fresh snow, pristine and gleaming under blue skies. So a really invigorating week, but not productive in book terms. Which means that I now have to work twice as hard to keep on schedule with the forthcoming release of Sorrow of Nurses.

Simon