Friday, 5 October 2012

It all began at seventeen ........

The wannabe author!
Today I'm blogging over at Authors Electric about writing my first novel at 17, and my second and my third........   And about the struggle to create a novel that is 'an incredibly detailed forgery of an unlived life'.

"I wrote my first novel when I was 17 and it was a dreadful, Gothic affair - a blend of Wuthering Heights and Emmerdale, complete with estranged parents, child abuse, strange goings-on in barns, and unrequited love, interspersed with boring conversations about art and life.  I cheerfully sent my masterpiece to a publisher I chose at random in a book shop, and waited for fame to come calling...........'  Read More ...

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