When I want to be writing... I find myself doing all sorts of other things.
The story is singing in my head and I want to go and write it. The ideas are flooding in, so why am I not writing?
Why? Because life gets in the way.
It happens all the time and it appears that it has been happening for years because recently I came across my diary from a couple of years ago and I was interested to discover that things were no different then
I had agreed to look after daughter’s cat and had to to keep going round to her house to feed it, pet it, let it in, and let it out, and then in again....
Cutting up my wedding dress for my little granddaughter, because I had turned the house upside down looking for the family christening dress but we have moved three times since it was last seen, so had agreed to make new one from my wedding dress (let’s face it I was never going to use it again - even if I could have fitted into it, and it looked so sweet on her!)
Meeting of readers from two different schools who were getting together to discuss the new book at a local library.
I often like to write late in the evening but the last thing I had written in the diary that week was that I was cooking meringues and salmon mousse and lasagne and all sorts of other things in the middle of the night, because although I had started early, one of the kids called to have a chat - so it was now late..
All this was some time ago but although the details change and despite all the other things that make up the tapestry of life, the ideas still sing in my head and somehow they get written.
But perhaps it is all the other things that provide the lyrics and music for the story song in my head. So when I want to be writing it is sometimes just that the words have not quite reached the paper.
Her latest novel is Don't Judge Me published by Strident 2012