Listening to: Corelli
Reading: Anita Brookner, Strangers
Am busy busy busy as this book HAS to be off my desk on Friday - I am taking next week off to recharge, come hell or high water (which also means I won’t be blogging next week until at least Friday, because there’s simply too much going on in half term).
So today I’m going to leave you with something lovely. Y’see, my daughter makes me watch the X Factor with her. I have been grumbling a bit… but there was this fantastic song on Saturday. I loved the lyrics (absolutely one for a romance novelist), and I really like the guy’s voice (yes, this is the one I’d like to win – if he doesn’t, I do hope he makes a record. I’d definitely buy it). Not 100% perfect, but it’s live, so you don’t expect it to be the same standard as a multi-take recording. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Oh, and if you’d rather read – here’s an interview with Jacqueline Wilson, my daughter’s favourite author. She sounds a thoroughly nice and sensible woman. (Cough cough cough on kids wanting to be writers because they think it will make them ‘rich and famous’ – rich authors are news because there aren’t many of them! And also, how sad that they’re missing out on the best bit of being an author: telling stories to people, and putting a bit of sparkle into their lives. You can’t buy that feeling.) I think I would enjoy having coffee