To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

– The Farmer’s Almanac, 1978

I can’t help but get superstitious when the gremlins come to play. I have two computers on the go, both refusing to do as they are told. The third (yes, the third) is being a sturdy stalwart (a mac, of course!) and I am very grateful. I can’t print, I can’t edit, I can’t get online, I can’t progress……

That’ll serve me write for making up horrible characters and then think about sending them to jail. Or death. Or decades of agonising, chronic pain.

Ironically, the ur-plot’s the one about overcoming the monster…;)