It is always rewarding to share experiences with fellow writers. Yesterday I was interviewed about my writing and the experience of winning the Daily Mail First Novel Award by Morgen Bailey, whose web site showcases her own work, provides writing tips and features guest authors. A wide range of genres are represented on the site and and you can hear the interviews with the writers featured as podcasts at: http://www.morgenbailey.com/page009.html
A double-take at my watch revealed that our scheduled hour’s discussion had turned into well over two hours. (I am assured this will be edited and broken down into manageable chunks.) Morgen puts me to shame with what she manages to cram into her life. Working (for money, that is) three days a week, she has recently been participating in a project to write a short story a day (and has, in the past, taken part in a project to write a novel in a month), is a writing tutor, an active member of her local writers’ club and still finds the time and energy to volunteer for a Red Cross shop, where she – no surprises here – takes charge of categorising the books. She also has an enviable grasp of technology and how to use it to her advantage – something I am afraid I lack. Oh yes – and she also has a very vocal dog!