Tuesday, March 01, 2011

PR, pyjamas and wellies

(Hmm, the title of this post reminds me of the original title of Plotting for Beginners, which was  Red clover, rural chic and fairy lights.)

I am sitting here in bed with my laptop, reading through my “manuscript” one last time before it goes to press. You have no idea how tedious it is when it gets to this stage. How many times have I read this thing?

Oops! Bad PR!

What I should be saying is

Gosh, it doesn’t matter how many times I read this book it still seems fresh -  such riveting prose, such wonderful characters, such sparkling dialogue! It makes me laugh, it makes me cry! I love it! and what did that agent say about it? “…the novel is lovely - clever, funny, subtle, wry, sad and uplifting all at once.”  And who wrote the novel? Oh yes – me!

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This photo has nothing to do with the above. It is just an illustration of one reason I like living in the country. You can waltz out into the garden in your pyjamas and wellies any time you like and there is no-one to bat an eyelid. Except, perhaps, a bat.

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