Current work: Med duo 2/nonfiction
Listening to: Karine Polwart
Reading: Rachel Hore, The Memory Garden (finished it last night and enjoyed it very much – I have a very soft spot for stories where the past echoes down to the present)
Enjoyed Enchanted very much last week. Obviously it’s aimed at children (as a romantic novelist, there were several holes that I felt needed filling in) but the music was great, the acting was great, and I loved the premise: what happens if one of these nicey-nicey animated princesses falls into real life? (Kind of the reverse of Roger Rabbit, where real life ends up in Toon Town.) There were lots of places where I laughed my head off (the dress from curtains and the ‘happy working song’ being key here, not to mention Prince Edward acting exactly like a fairytale prince, complete with enormous shoulders – fabulous stuff), a couple of ‘ahhh’ moments, and Susan Sarandon must have had such fun playing the baddie.
This week is officially publication week; however, when I went into town on Friday I saw my new book on the shelves.
So it’s a nice start to the week. Plus (touching wood in case I jinx it) I seem to have my writing groove back, for which I am very, very, VERY grateful. Today I’m off to meet a puppy (i.e. lunch at my local best friend’s). And daughter wants to know: if you have more than one wobbly tooth and you end up losing two teeth at once, does the tooth fairy pay more than usual per tooth? (I have a trainee shark here, don’t I?)