Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two barely connected ideas

I missed my mother today. I feel as though my life is moving on and away from her. And I don’t want to leave her behind.
I am engrossed in Helen Dunmore’s Talking to the Dead. I admire her writing tremendously. In this book, a woman talks about her sister thus…
Sometimes Isabel pours Jeyes Fluid down her drains, or boiling water on to an ants nest which is too near the kitchen, as our mother did. When I watch Isabel do these things I am at home, as if something is going on which is beyond liking, beyond even love.
Helen Dunmore speaks to me.

6 comments:

Coline said...

I just wanted to tell you that you are a very inspiring writer and woman. I love your book "Plotting for beginners" and that you have a french fan ! Hope it will make you smile.
Best baguettes,
Coline

Sue Hepworth said...

Hi Coline, Thanks so much for saying hello! And thanks for your encouraging comments. I will check out your blog. Good luck with your writing.
Best get going,
(I am late for an appointment)
Sue

Coline said...

You look like Meryl Streep on the front picture,

Best celeb,

Coline

Sue Hepworth said...

Meryl Streep? Now that's what I like to hear! Can I be your best friend?
Best compliments,
Sue

Coline said...

And it's not only me who said so, but also my fiance, a man of taste! Best best, I'm finishing Plotting for Beginners and I have such a good time that I try not to read everything in one go so I can look forward to keep on reading a bit of it every day !
Where can I find your last book (the one you didn't find a publisher for? not Zuzu, I already ordered it.)

Best Meryl Streeps !

Sue Hepworth said...

I will announce on the blog when the next book is ready to buy. If the agent does not like my new tweaked version, I am going to publish it myself. I love this last book and want to get it out there. So I am afraid you will have to keep reading my blog for news unless you want to give me your email address. I could not find it on your blog.
Best of luck with your novel,
Sue