If you’ve the urge to write, finding time to do so is difficult when others want a piece of you. These days, with computers, novels can be written faster than was possible with typewriters (and just think of Charles Dickens churning out all those serials by hand!).
This leads me to thoughts about other authors whose talks I’ve attended and subsequently met. I think Toni Jordan has to be the loveliest, but I’ve not yet encountered a dud. Writers are generally the best people!
Rhonda, commenting on a previous blog, said: “You can tell what a person is like from the books on his shelves”. I like to think, in my case, it reveals someone who’s a polymath, but in reality it’s more likely a woman with a scatty mind.
I had an interview with a magazine, local to the area where I grew up. Leading up to that event I was nervous. But prior to the interview, I sent the journalist a copy of the media kit on my website, plus extra photos, so he had lots of background information.
Revelations concerning this particular branch of the family continue. My hero and heroine’s real life counterparts had children who befriended people like Sir Walter Scott, Wordsworth, Wilberforce, and Elizabeth Fry, corresponded with Charles Darwin, and were related t...