This Writing Life
Writer and psychologist.
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Yes you have been neglecting this blog lately, and I for one am happy you have returned to your theme.
I don’t think I’ve left a comment here before, but I have been following your blog for some time. Do continue!
Thanks for your kind words, Martin. I’ll try to post a few more like these…
It’s a tense moment, getting that first girlfriend/wife read through. Rachel insists on reading my manuscripts in bed, with me very uncomfortably next to her. You can imagine some of the tensions this sets off! Worst is when she looks at me disapprovingly over the manuscript and when challenged, says, ‘Nothing.’ Or when she reaches for a pencil and scribbles manically on the script. Usually we don’t talk about the thing until it the reading is done.
Yes, the same procedure is followed by Britta and I. Bizarrely, she seems to pre-empt my stress by snapping at me if I ask something innocent like ‘How’s it going?’ — of course, I could be asking about life in general. (But I’m not.) Another problem is that this book is quite long (120,000) and she still hasn’t finished!
hey, i’m a 14 year old girl who dream’s of becoming a writer.i started a writing blog of my own todayit would mean alot if you checked it outhttp://heart2paper.blogspot.com/
Thanks for your comment. Your blog looks interesting — I’ll be sure to check it out.
Hi, I’m enjoying these novel-related posts. I’m also working on a novel which is approaching the editing stage.
Thanks for your comment, Tara. By the way, what happened to your blog? The page is almost blank.
I have only just joined here Ian, but my main site is still very much active(www.tarahanks.org). Thanks for putting a link to it on your page.
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