Taking it easy today. Went to a gig last night, saw Gary Numan – Splinter tour. Back late. Up late. Drifted around town this morning but the weather was too yuk to make going for any kind of hike worthwhile. Sat in a couple of cafes and – bang – an idea for a new set of novels crashed into my head. Spent 2 hours scribbling notes by hand in my Santiago notebook. The idea hangs off the short story Hokan and ties together Jean-Luc Korda (main character in Iron Man Project with cameo roles in EDGE and Living in Flames) and DS Louis Cloud and Natalya Dorganskya (Dante’s Fool) with a new chunky thread. The idea (haven’t got a working title yet) also allows me to introduce the notion of Schools of Elemental Magick beginning to appear just before the cataclysmic event known as Yellow Dawn occurs – helping to explain why magic starts to become more prevalent on Earth a decade later. Good stuff. Now back in the Sky Bunker playing with my backlog of photos before I spend some of the afternoon listening to Wayne June narrate the rest of At The Mountains of Madness.