I can't think of any other writers who feature in TV programmes, can you?
My first book, Cat & The Dreamer, is two years old this week. I have taken the opportunity to write a slightly different blurb for it:
“In my world, I am fifteen, the age I was when I met Rachel Carr, the age I was when Rachel Carr killed herself with a tonne of painkillers and two bottles of rum.”
Julia survived a teen suicide pact: her best friend Rachel did not. Years later, Julia is introvert and insular, spiralling into depression, shrouding herself in daydreams to protect herself from reality – a controlling mother and a huge burden of guilt.
When Adam walks into her office, Julia knows he won’t be interested in her; Cat, her flirty blonde colleague, has already chosen him as her next conquest. But his presence alone is enough to shake Julia up, and make her realise real life could be so much better.
Except Cat has other plans, lurking in Julia’s imagination, torturing her, telling her she should have died too. And she’s right, of course, because Cat is always right.
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I finally finished a book I wrote in 2006. It started as a 58,000 word story spanning 21 years; it's now a 28,000 word story spanning 7 years.
How do you go about slashing 30,000 words? With abandon, that's how :-) I had a red pen in my hand, and just scribbled out at least three sub plots and ten characters. In 2006 I thought the story needed a happy ending; in 2014, I realised it just needed a fitting ending.
Now, I'm going to take a couple of days rest, then start on some brand new short stories. It's been ages since I wrote a story, so I'm really look forward to it.