Monday, 23 July 2012

On... emailing

Sometimes I send out an email update. It is an extremely exclusive email list. If you'd like to receive it, just email me with 'Email me!' in the title. Yep, that's the admissions process.

Friday, 13 July 2012

On... good dirty books

Everyone is talking about Fifty Shades of Fucking Grey (that was the original title, you know).
I only read the first chapter. I couldn’t bear to continue, it’s so poorly written and badly edited. The dialogue is pathetic and the sex scenes are depressing. The main character is a drip. I'm not surprised that the dude wants to beat her senseless, after just a few pages I wanted to give her a good slap, too.

Friday, 6 July 2012

On... summer in France

So, at the end of June we spent a week in Barcelona for a family wedding. Wow.  I heart that city. Why the sweet hell didn’t I go there before I got hitched and knocked up and had a delicious-but-demanding baby in tow? I had a blast. That city was made to lose 48 hours in.
Then we drove to France, to Autignac, yes, village in A Girl Like You, and also, yes, the village my parents have a place in real life. (I used a fake village for the first few drafts, then I thought, fuck it, I’m thinking of Autignac, may as well be honest.)