Thursday, 25 March 2010

Carrie moment

A bottle smashed in my shopping trolley and red wine flooded all over the floor. Feeling not unlike Stephen King's Carrie I stood rooted to the spot. Of course everyone turned to stare, but I was surprisingly dispassionate. All I could think of was - I wonder if this happen a lot?'

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Hilary Mantel & me

I'm always the person that's in the loo or off doing something when the famous drift by. I missed Gordon Brown at the London Book Fair and David Cameron at the CLA Game Fair, but I didn't miss Hilary Mantel in Sainsburys not half an hour ago.


I'm building on a fantastic sub-plot that feeds wonderfully into the main plot and Janika's problem. It's keeping track of who knows what that's proving tricky!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Brokeback Mountain

Forget the film, read the short story. Not for the sex, but for the brilliant way Annie Proulx handles just about everything. Each time I re-read it there is more and more and more.

Friday, 5 March 2010

First draft

I've raced through the first draft of my next novel and I just love it. There is still much to do, but having plotted so much of it I am able to stay on track.