The ink in my pen is frozen. My notepad has turned into an icecube. Procastination has set in yet again. No ... not procastination regards finishing my novel, but procastination on life: due to cold, dark, miserable Scottish weather. What will it take to get me excited again? Sales?
Funnily enough, yesterday, 20th January 2009 and listening to Sen. Barack Obama's historical inauguration speach at Washington DC re-lit my fire. I am spookily inspired knowing that Barack's script writer is 29 years old! What was I doing at 29 years old - not writing history for sure. I am now very tempted on having a powerful black man as a character in my novel.
I HAVE SOLD BOOKS, WRITTEN BOOKS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, PUBLISHED BOOKS, STUDIED BOOKS, COVETED BOOKS, VANDALISED BOOKS (THOUGH, I WAS ONLY TWO YEARS OLD AT THE TIME: HAVING BEEN LET LOOSE WITH CRAYONS), GIVEN PUBLIC TALKS ABOUT BOOKS, BOUGHT BOOKS (I PAID 400 FRENCH FRANKS ONCE - £40.00 - FOR A BOOK IN FRENCH TEXT THAT I CANNOT READ), DESIGNED BOOKS AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, I OWN A BUSINESS ABOUT BOOKS ... YET, BOOKISH THOUGH I MAY BE ... NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A BLONDE WITH A PEN!
My favourite things are books, pets and houses. I once owned a publishing company called Pumpkin Press and now own a cleaning business called House Proud. I am a published author of two books and have edited a third. I have a degree in English. I continue to write.