On being a writer...

A celebration of the writing process, of being a writer, of all the weird things that pass through a writing brain...

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Woman in the Picture

The book is launched.  I had a lovely party with as many of my favourite people who could get there.  I was given license at last to talk about my book, and had the sheer bliss of hearing Niamh Cusack read a couple of extracts.  The book is out of my hands, floated off, just like the Queen Mary, into the ocean. 

Snip snip went the ribbon.

And now?  The  new book, as yet nameless, which has been bobbing away out of sight has to be towed into full view and paid attention.  Enough of this nautical imagery.  What I mean is, I need to get down to work and write it.

But not today.  Today I'm going to take a bit of time to rejoice in an ending and a new beginning. 
Today, hooray, is a good day to be a writer.


  1. Your book is on its way to me as we speak!!! I hope it does really well, I'm so looking forward to reading it. All good wishes from Devon,
    Margaret P

    1. Thank you so much for reading it, Margaret. I do hope you enjoy.

  2. I downloaded your book to my Kindle for reading on our holidays to Canada. I loved it - as I did 'The Scarlet Room'. Thank you for them both.