At last - I have finished the report I've been working on for a good few months.
Today is supposed to be the first day of our Christmas holiday, and my report was due with the publisher today - so yesterday I finished all the proof reading, gathered all the necessary files, and sent the lot off to my (very patient) editor.
The report is on the subjects of Governance and Measurements of Success in Law Firms - subjects that clients and regular readers will know are fascinations of mine. You may be glad to know that I'm not going to go into the detail of the report now - partly because I hope that you will all buy one (it's a thrilling read even if some of the characterisation is a little weak) and partly because I've thought of little else for the last few days and so am really glad to be thinking about almost anything else.
It's been interesting to set my thoughts in a structured way. Initially I was concerned that I might not be able to write 45,000 words on the subject - but towards the end the problem was more one of keeping to a maximum word count.
I hope that (a) you'll buy one when it is published (by the Ark Group - more details here) and (b) that you will at least find it useful and perhaps even enjoy it. Until it is published in the New Year, I'm planning to have a break, be very nice to my wife who has had to put up with me while I was writing it, and to catch up on some reading.
Have a wonderful holiday!