I didn't know a single person when I arrived in the desert. Well, not anyone that I could count on or call up if I found
There is just one big problem with putting yourself out there and declaring "I am going to be a writer" and that is that
At home, I can go for a drink or have dinner on my own and it feels like the most empowering thing a woman can ever do. I haven't found my Felipe, but in a sense I don't want to right now. The end of my journey hasn't happened yet and I can't wait to find out what's waiting for me.
Time to act is now, miracles happen in the present moment. Listen to your intuition and trust your vibes, trust your gut, that inner voice. Act on the things that light a fire in your belly.
The 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction longlist is, as Denise Mina promised, brilliant. And in one sense - the range of subject-matter and tone among the titles - it is also broad.
It's time. I sit at my laptop and I have nothing to do but write. The house is clean, all commitments have been met; I am free to write. Steam rises from a cup of tea to my left; I pick it up, sip and stare at the screen...