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Got To Collect Them All – The Zog #190

It’s good to be back after a short illness. 🙂

Today’s music, via the YouTube Audio Library:
Bicycle – Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (

I Screwed Up! – The Zog #170

It helps if I remember to turn the microphone on when using the camera! My goodness, one week off from vlogging and I’m losing all my skills!

Today’s music, via the YouTube Audio Library:
Chicago by Joe Bagale
Panzer Dragoon Orta by Sega

Video game footage: Panzer Dragoon Orta by Sega

It’s hard to plod along when you’re knee-deep in rain

Sometimes the weather just conspired to make it difficult, even impossible, to get things done. It seems this is what is happening with the driveway we are having added to the house. The work is now in its third month when it should take, at most, a week to lay a drive of this size and put in bracing walls on either side of it, to keep the garden back.

Still, I can’t complain too much – we spent the first two months digging out the topsoil and the hard clay underneath it. It was only when a local builder came ’round with a quote for finishing the job that we decided to pack in our efforts and just let him do the lot. Still, that was a month ago.

Oh well. As long as it gets done in the end, I suppose.

Work continues apace. I’m busy with the comics and the videos, as well as getting a load of writing done. It’s great to finally be back doing what I love instead of constantly worrying that I’m not doing enough revision and fretting over minor issues in the coursework for my law degree. I’ve put all that behind me and I’m looking forward to the future with my creative work.

Speaking of which, here’s today’s video from my main channel, Nobmouse.

I’m currently still bashing away at The Curse of the Other World but I’m hoping to have the first draft finished by the end of the month. The reason I want it done by then is so I can put it aside for about 6 weeks, while I work on the second Gretl Lune novel, Forged In Blood, as part of NaNoWriMo.

It’s important to let a novel rest for a while before you come back to it for editing, so with a bit of luck and a trailing wind I’ll get this beast of a novel completed. I say it’s a beast because it is taking me so long and so much effort to slay it, not because it is monstrous in size. It will be around 90-100 000 words in total, so comparable to the average novel on bookshop shelves.

Drawing the comics is taking longer than it really should but I think that’s mostly down to me being under the weather, so to speak. I’m constantly tired, I’ve got a feeling of being drained and I just feel awful. Today I fell asleep in my chair for a couple of hours while I was in the office; which delayed today’s All Over the House comic as I’m sure you’ll understand. As a result, there has been no Nob Mouse comic today.

I’m sure I’ll get back into the swing of things in a few days but at the moment, I’m just run-down and feeling like yuck. It’s annoying but I’ll work through it. Being freelance, there’s not really an alternative, after all!

Speaking of comics, today’s All Over the House is the 500th comic. I think you’ll agree that this is an amazing achievement given everything that has gone on here. Jennifer and I are both very proud of what we’ve achieved with the comic and we’re looking forward to the next 500.