What am I working on now?
Well the novel has taken a back seat for the last year as I try to find ways to improve it and add new elements. The ongoing controversy over the underfunded NHS presents another dimension to my main character's work as a GP. Also the wave of natinalism that continues in the wake of Brexit - and even before Brexit - also presents an opportunity to write about my own experiences of racism, something I never thought I'd write about in a work of fiction.
On the freelance writing side of things I'm working with a young singer-songwriter to promote her new single and album. She is very talented but hails from Eastern Europe, so she doesn't have a lot of press or information out about her in Western, English speaking countries. Of course, she is particularly interested in making a mark in the States.
For another client I'm writing blog posts charting developments in the I.T. industry - specifically open-source technology.
I know, these two clients sound worlds apart, but I like the diversity involved and needing to adopt very different approaches to achieve teh same end goal: attention. We have so very little of it to give to others and yet our attention has never been so much in demand.
Speaking of attention, hopefully I'll get around to continuing work on my novel by the end of the year or early 2018.