Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baby, it aint over till it's over...

The thing about writing a book is that you can just keep fiddling with it and the only thing stopping you is that publisher's deadline. As an editor I have had 11th hour corrections which have actually turned out to be authors tweaking their stories. The hardest thing is knowing when to let go.
Which could be extended to other parts of life.
Knowing when to let go of a friendship you have outgrown.
Knowing when to let go of something that cannot be fixed.
Or when to let go of your anxieties and just enjoy the moment.

Meanwhile, I have one week left with my latest YA novel, Six, until I finally wave goodbye to it and hand it over to my editor.

You give birth to them, you do the best you can, then you send them out into the world...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Finding the mobile phone line

After the crossing of the line yesterday (re woman talking on the phone in the toilet cubicle next to me) I have decided to conduct a poll as to where other lines are re using mobile phones.

I would like to start the ball rolling with people talking on mobiles in the cinema. Although, depending on the movie, sometimes their conversation can be more entertaining...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Re Julia and fashion

There's no surprise that with the advent of a female PM we have discussion on what the PM is wearing.

No surprise, perhaps, but in 2010, some disappointment.

Not the future I was hoping for my daughter.