I find it hard to concentrate on more than one thing at a time. When I wake, and as long as I can grab my coffee and get outside* without having seen the news, my email, or my sales figures, I'm usually set to work from dawn until lunchtime. Black Friday was different. The kettle was taking an inordinate time to boil. Rather than watching it, I made the mistake of opening my laptop and turning on the wi-fi. Five hours later I was still shopping. The annoying part is that I didn't buy anything that was being specifically discounted that day, but stuck to the gifts I'd decided on (and which my family have been making increasingly unsubtle hints that they want) over the past few months.
Anyhoo, amongst the gifts I've bought has to be the most fantastic book I've come across in ages.
Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World by Georgia Pritchett, £3.85 for the paperback:
When Alan, a self-styled Evil Lunatic, moves in next door with his grumpy robot sidekick and his silent right-hand-dog, Kevin Phillips, Wilf soon he realises: only he can stop Alan's ridiculous yet still Quite Evil plan to destroy the world...
Now, with my shopping done, I've just got a bundle of paperwork to get sorted before the holidays and... oh... wait, I've just remembered, I'll need to wrap the presents. Grrr. Right, well, as soon as that's done I'll have the decks clear to finish writing Strike A Match 2: Still Doesn't Have A Title.
* I do most of my writing outdoors. There's fewer distractions from things like the internet, phone, warmth, the fridge, the internet, the cookie jar, the internet and, of course, the internet.