Saturday, 17 September 2016
Chill with a Book Award
It's Saturday and apart from meeting up with fab author and person, Karen Clarke at the Waterfront this morning for a writerly catch-up over tea/latte, the only thing I intended doing this weekend was spend as much time as possible with my daughter before she returns to the mainland to enroll at her new uni and get started on her Masters.
You can imagine my delight when I received an email from Pauline Barclay of Chill with a Book site to let me know that readers had read Broken Faces and had given it an award.
Writing is a long, lonely business spending time in a room focusing on a screen while your fingers tap out the story. Although it has to be said that a lot of the time is spent thinking up conversations with your fictional characters and sometimes chatting to them out-loud and even arguing with them... or is that just me?
To wake up to an award therefore is very special and I have to admit that this Chill with a Book Award made the perfect start to my weekend.