Captain Jefferson smiled as she hoisted the flag, with its skull and crossed bones warning others to keep clear. Yet she hoped that the blue background of the flag would speak to other writers. For blue is the colour of wisdom and confidence. All writers need confidence and self belief at the start of the year. As they wait for a phone call offering a book contact. Until then Captain Jefferson was content to write and sail the oceans, catching a sprat or two. For who needs a contract when the sky is blue and the sun shines.