On Wednesday night we held a surprise party for my friend Georgie Madden, who has just launched her first book into the big, wide world, Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum. Georgie’s book is receiving fab reviews and Wendy Squires said that she “nailed the reality” of life-with-baby for the fashionista set. Um, I wouldn’t know about that, but the whole world shifting on its axis after the birth your first baby? Now that I can totally relate to!
I’m so admiring of Georgie finishing such a massive project when she has kids, a family and a job as a writer. The little Screen Freedom ebook I’m writing has already taken at least twice as long as I thought it would and I’m not even halfway. A real book is a massive undertaking, one I’m very familiar with thanks to Al’s prolific writing, and I just can’t imagine carving out the time, nor having the discipline, to get it finished. But, as I always say, you make time for the things you love.
One of the guys at Georgie’s launch party asked me if I had a book in me. “A fiction book?” I asked. “Not on your life!”
I can say with absolute certainty that even though I might have thought I had a story to tell when I was younger (it was to be a psychological thriller with a very clever, never-saw-it-coming twist in the tale, instant international best seller), I don’t have a book in me.
Do you have a book in you?
Reading – currently re-reading The Last Summer of the Camperdowns for the Pink Fibro Bookclub. And did you see all the really, really good book recommendations this week? I am stocking up!
Writing – not enough lately! I am so behind on all sorts of deadlines.
Making – we made some really cute projects over the hols which I’ll share with you soon.
Wishing – that all the Belle Gibson lies never happened. As someone who counts on the credibility of hte internet, it’s making me itch.
Loving – the Sneh and Luisa workshop I was lucky enough to take part in today! I will post about it next week!
Wondering – how on Monday it can possibly be 5 years since I started this blog? I’m having a little party, so please come!
Lila is one of the most open-hearted bloggers I know and a beautiful artist to boot. She has always been one of the people that I have met online who I have tucked into my heart. Blogging opens up our worlds to so many special people. It’s such a privellege.
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