There are daffodils out here in Devon. I spotted them this morning on the roundabout going into Tavistock and couldn’t quite believe it. It seems very early even for down here and it was a welcome sight reminding me that spring is not far round the corner although we have a way to go yet. Settling down to writing again after the Christmas break and I have finished the story although I am going through it again because as always I am not quite satisfied yet with the ending. It is always the ending, the final drawing together, that worries me the most. I am so involved with the characters that I want to be true to them and what they would do and how they would react. I am checking every word as I go just to make sure that I haven’t used the same word too often on the same page. It’s an easy mistake to slip into and you only realise when you read it out loud which I do.