Well it has been a strange academic year this one. It started off rather badly with accusations and recriminations, before developing quite nicely and then coming to a crashing and dull end once more. The main problem of course, is the heirarchical power that causes unnecessary issues and problems, tells lies and so on and at the present time, stands accused of actually damaging (possibly irreparably), two people's careers. This is mostly due to shortsightedness and greed and as such until things are sorted financially, I shall be putting my feet up.
Until now, I have been frantically busy being an official HOD for the first time dealing with the trials and tribulations that go with this. It has on the whole been fun and it appears that I will be here next year to consolidate this position.
As far as the writing is concerned, very little has happened. However I do plan to get cracking now and have the second book completed at some stage during summer 2011.
Will keep this updated and let people know.
Ciao for now.