This is a blog about writing (novels, shopping lists, green things in my garden etc.). My first novel Mr Rosenblum’s List: Friendly Guidance for the Aspiring Englishman has been sold to Sceptre (and Little, Brown in the US) and I want to blog about the experience of having a novel published. It’s all very new to me – I’ve worked as a screenwriter as well as on a (never-ending) PhD but the publishing world is uncharted territory.
Whatever I write, it usually ends up being about Dorset. I live in the heart of the Blackmore Vale and am endlessly fascinated by the changing landscape. And cake. I’m a big fan. I usually end up writing about that too. I’ve yet to meet a cake I didn’t like. Until recently, I didn’t see the point in carrot cake. I mean, smuggling a vegetable into a cake is just sinister subterfuge but then my friend Jenny converted me. That girl is the Ian McEwan of cake.
Right. I guess that will do for a first post.