It's almost the end of the year and my new novel is almost ready to go. However, it needs a bit more work on editing and polishing -- and all that other boring stuff (like checking spelling and consistency) -- before I can get to the work of actually publishing it in New Zealand, Amazon and Kindle, so I have decided to set it aside until the new year when I will approach it with a fresh eye. After all, I've been at it for eight months (somewhat interrupted by surgery and convalescence) so what's another month. By the way, despite saying I'd settled on a title I have changed my mind and settled on a new title: 'Old Cupboards. Old Skeletons.' It'll be ready to read in February or March next year.