Five years of NaNo. Five mouldering first drafts. One strong inclination to take a year off, only recently overcome by a nagging first line and the thought that it might be fun to write a Gothic novel set during the heyday of the Gothic novel. (That, and the sparking-up of a lacklustre plot idea by the discovery that one of my characters accidentally invoked ... something they shouldn't. And the fact that I'm a sucker for mass literary punishment.)
- South of Brisbane
- Reading, drawing, reading, knitting, reading, cryptic crosswords, reading, beading, reading, trying not to kill the plants in the garden, reading...
- Favorite books or authors:
- Books: Possession, The Book Thief, Jane Eyre, The Lord of the Rings, Dracula, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, The Shadow of the Wind, The French Lieutenant's Woman, any history relating to the Georgian era. Authors: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, Susannah Gregory, Gerald Durrell, Jasper Fforde, Colin Dexter, Sharon Penman