Quite an endless twirl going on here. Though I am always thinking of the book I am being tugged this way and that. Lovely to escape the computer screen in a way, but I feel a little untrue if I am not working, and have gone and abandoned my other novel revision after finally picking up some pace.
The good news is that 'famous writer' loved the book and wrote a sparkling comment for the jacket. I won't write it here until it has been approved, but I was very very thrilled, relieved and quite emotional. Marilyn is coming to life!
So I went out and bought the latest of this famous and generous writer's novels and read it with wonder. It was in an AIRPORT BOOKSTORE. Of course this is my aim with my book. Lovely lady travellers chuckling as they await their flights. Cheeky sexy smiles as they imagine Brett in his leathers, or waif-like Estelle and Arnaud, or Fiona-from-Melbourne asking for her vibrators back. That would be the max.
As I flew about (unwell Aunty in the UK, extremely broken leg, snowed-in for three whisky days) I even thought that I could make a series of this idea: The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Ghana, The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Latvia, The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Australia.
What a laugh!