Got a positive response from Scott on the new manuscript! I’m back to work now, ironing out the themes. As ever, it’s a question not only of keeping them straight in my head, but ensuring they’re communicated to the reader. This plot is complex, with a dozen minor characters in addition to the main five, with multiple intersecting sub-plots. It’s a bit of a crazy task I’ve set myself, but I love it. Even after leaving my desk it rattles around in my brain, so much that I almost walked into a parked car on the way to work.