My laptop just died. It was going pretty badly anyway. I changed my mind about what I was going to write on the first day - then I was ill for over a week, so I fell way behind. Then I realised that my new idea basically had no plot, so it was really a drag to write. I managed to get to about 17,000 words. Now the hard drive has gone on my laptop. It was kind of old. I got it in 2004 and it wasn't new then. My other two 50k+ novels are on that hard drive, and pretty much anything else I've ever written. But I'm not too sad about it. They are still in my head. I could always write them again if I wanted to.
While I was ill I did some smocking. I started on an unfinished project. Now I'm not going to be writing for the rest of the month I am going work on some sewing instead. It's a bishop dress I am working on, so once the smocking is done it just needs a couple of bits of sewing to finish it off. I have 2-3 other almost done dresses. I will work on getting them done.
I didn't get any good pictures from Hallowe'en detailing the costumes I made. This is S - wearing his mask the wrong way round. The elastic should be on the inside.