Well, here I am. I have started reading Write Your Novel in a Month by Jeff Gerke. (I previously read his great book The First 50 Pages). I had actually already started on my next novel, Harriet and the Secret Coins, when this book arrived. Not far into it, and I have already begun writing chapter four. Perhaps I will have it completed in a month. It's certainly a challenge. What will I do then? Submit it to my editor/assessor Sally Odgers, who currently has Harriet and the Secret Librarian for assessment. As I am booked for an author talk and book launch of Harriet and the Secret Rings in November, I can then hold the Secret Coins for a later release. Perhaps the Secret Librarian will be ready for release by then as well. This new work involves the Australian gold rush era, with my protagonist Harriet and her best friend Will visiting three different gold rush towns and museums. And of course, Gruffyd the dragon is along for the ride, so to speak. What's that? How can a dragon appear in gold rush times, I hear you say? Well, it is fantasy, and you'd be surprised where else he turns up in the other two novels. Bear in mind that I have a Martian on my desk who is the keeper of my manuscripts as a back-up. And as Gruffyd has a PR troll called Terry in this new adventure, anything is possible. You are only limited by your imagination. Cerainly keeps the "little grey cells" working as Poirot says.