Welcome to my blog. A writer friend told me I should write one. OK, I said, but what about ? I deserved the look she gave me. That’s the beauty of blogging, the freedom to write about whatever you like when you like. There’s no need for a plan, a structure or a plot, and after two years spent writing a novel I can definitely see the appeal.
I won’t be blogging about my novel or my writing habits, that would be asking a bit much, after all, you’re already reading this. Also, I have to hold something back should the day ever come… (I can’t bear to tempt fate by saying it, but you know what I’m thinking.)
I won’t be blogging about politics, finance or current affairs. In fact, I think I’ll steer well clear of anything I know nothing about.
I read a lot of books and my taste is pretty wide, from literary fiction to women’s fiction to crime. I don’t usually like sci-fi or chick lit. Blogging about books sounds like fun to me.
My big indulgence is travel. I’m always interested in what life is like in other places. When I visit a new city I’m just as likely to spend time wandering around the neighbourhoods where people live as the shiny famous bits and I have a particular penchant for shabby and old industrial areas. A bit weird, I know. I’m a true Francophile and also absolutely fascinated by the USA and American use of English.
London has been my home for half my life and I love it. If I didn’t live here I would want to live in Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope would do nicely) or Denver; in the UK it wouldn’t kill me to live in Brighton.
So I can’t say exactly what this blog will be about. I’ve given it the strapline: Books, Places, Life to cover every eventuality.
Whatever I come up with, I hope you enjoy it!