Saturday, February 21, 2009

Eira newydd / Fresh snow

Gawson ni tipyn o eira neithiwr - bron a ddwy modfedd a hanner - a mae popeth yn wyn y bore 'ma. Doedd dim olion yn yr ardd pan es i allan yn cyntaf, cyn i'r codiad yr haul, ond welais i olion y cadno yn y lon. Nawr mae lawer o olion traed colomen a gwiwer - a olion traed cath eto, wrth cwrs. Tynnais i sawl lluniau - bydda i'n postio un yn hwyrach... A dyma un.
We got a little snow last night - about two and a half inches - and everything is white this morning. There were no tracks in the yard when I first came out before sunrise, but I saw fox tracks in the alley. Now there are lots of pigeon and squirrel tracks - and cat tracks too, of course. I took some pictures - I'll post one later... and here's one.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quiet day

Yesterday was cold and gray, a good day for writing. Last night we had a little powdering of fresh snow and a heavy frost, but today's sunlight will soon remove that. This morning I'm celebrating finishing the first draft of Ash Spear; tomorrow it's back to work on revisions. But I should have more time to blog regularly now.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

I've done it!

The first draft of The Ash Spear is finished, a day or two sooner than I expected: 116,000 words and 310 pages, plus appendices.

Now I get to start on the revisions ;-)


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Only two more...

Only two more chapters to go before I will have finished the first draft of The Ash Spear. In the meantime, check out my chat on LibraryThing.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I've finished chapter 28: only three more to go. It feels very strange to be approaching the end.

Numbers on the side-bar as always.