Even after all these years of living in Northumberland, I remain a wimp. There is black ice out on the bank today as a result of wet snow that fell yesterday and froze. I decided not to drive.
Having had my youngest's bus stuck in a snow bank on the way home (he takes the bus home from school but it leaves far too early in the morning), I suspect the bus driver will not be driving either. My youngest finally arrived home an hour late, having used the driver's mobile phone to let me know what was happening. I think he found it slightly exciting at first and then rather cold.
I currently working on finishing the wip. This means putting the edits on the computer AND actually reading and rechecking for missing words, missing endings etc. I can no longer simply assume. I also keep asking questions. The best one thus far is what does the character feel about so and so -- beginning, middle and end. Also has each scene moved the story forward, does it need to be there. Is there any way that I can make this stronger. I am grateful for my extended deadline because I am taking the time to look at things. That way hopefully I will avoid the Black Ice in my ms -- you know those things that trip you up and you didn't see it coming.