In Orkney on holiday and beginning my third novel. Don’t have a working title yet, but reading out the opening lines to the family results in howls of laughter and ‘Mum, you can’t write that!’. To paraphrase Stephen King, If you intend to write truthfully, your days as a polite member of society are numbered. Or as someone else said, ‘If there is a writer in the family there is a traitor in the family’.
New working title
I have a new working title. Remember Death is now entitled, Dancing Towards the Dark.
Write the novel of your own life
I saw this in the window of a great little osteria in Rome last week. “Scrivi il racconto della tua vita.”