I had a day off yesterday – because it was my birthday! Top Banana!
I spent most of the day playing Supermarkets with the Small Fry, and a fairly large portion of it in a bubble bath with a new book. It’s nice to be able to take the odd Monday off, but I’ll be paying for it on Sunday.
One of the treats I gave myself for my birthday was to turn the computer and telephone off for a full twenty-four hours. I highly recommend it. Although what a nice surprise it was to come back and find this nice review of A Kind of Intimacy on the It’s a Crime! blog and the fact that the Annie-book has garnered more than a vote from my mum on the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize voting. The voting is open for another few days, and with 46 books on the list there is bound to be something that takes your fancy.
But no more blogging. The first session with the mentor went excellently well – we talked about managing time, and how to approach a task as unwieldy as finishing a novel. I have a feeling being mentored is going to be good for me. I now have a list of tasks booked into my diary all to do with getting Cold Light neat and tidy. And one of these appointments starts now, with the final editing of a scene I’ve been avoiding for ages because I am lazy, and it looks like its going to be a tricky one. I’ll let you know how I get on.