Goodness, finding the right way to start this is almost as daunting as finding the right way to start a story! Here goes. I started blogging several years ago when I moved to Spain and found it easy to keep my family and friends up to date with our goings with one post every few days with accompanying photos, rather than individual emails. A few months after we moved there my Dad died, and my ongoing blogging was my way of continuing my chats with my Dad. Friends often said I should write a book about our experiences in Spain, but I felt there were already plenty out there. Fast forward a few years, a return to the UK and missing things to write about on my blog, I returned to my original blog following the life of my two dogs. A few friends and even more bottles of wine and an idea was born. Fast forward 3 years, and I find myself on the verge of self-publishing a children's novel of time travelling dogs. I don't have a record of my journey to this point so a progress journal seems a good way to correct that failing. Maybe some of you will enjoy that journey with me as I recap on progress so far and then stay with me over the next few months as I get the final manuscript published and out into big, bad world.