You might well be wondering why I haven't posted any new attempts at story-writing for a few days.
I have in fact been labouring on ms. mac's first line, though very unsuccessfully. There's just no way I've been able to turn it into a tale of shopping, sex OR money. It's certainly shown me that I can't write police stories. But I'm not giving up on it, because that's would just be impolite. I'm going to keep with it until I produce something I can bear to be read by your lovely selves.
It might just take a while. Or...perhaps a slight change of wording.