Monday, August 18, 2008


I’ve just finished reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. I really enjoyed it. You’ll all have seen it on the shelves, but it’s a biggie at nearly 700 pages. I’ve read much more widely since I’ve been a member of a book club so I probably wouldn’t describe Labyrinth as being my first choice genre, but I read it because she’s a tutor on the Literary Consultancy’s Literary Adventures writing course that I’m going on next month. The minute I finished it I had that lovely/horribly reaction of feeling bereft of the new friends I’d made.

My children flew home to Bangkok on Saturday and I went to meet them at Suvarnabhumi airport (pronounced Soo-van-a-bhum). Son got to me first, gave me a big hug and whispered ‘We flew business. We got upgraded.’ His ‘Na-na-na-na-nah’ patent in the warm breath in my ear … I wasn’t at all envious …

There seems to be a correlation (for me, anyway) between writing and blogging: the more I write, the less I blog. I’ve got stuff to blog about, but I appear not to need to say it quite so desperately when I’m writing elsewhere. My word count isn’t escalating dramatically, but I’m reworking Chapter One. I know I should just get the story down, but there are several reasons for what I’m doing. If there is any chance to show any part of my embryonic novel to anyone on the writing course, then I don’t want it to be just plonked down without any further thought. Secondly after the wonderful conversation with the vicar about funerals I can now add stuff in and change errors I’ve made.


Yvonne said...

I've never heard of that novel, must give it a go. Lucky kids getting upgraded!

Lane said...

I must admit I started Labyrinth and didn't finish it. Might give it another go .... when I've done some writing:-)

Glad the children got an upgrade. Luxury!

Debs said...

I've had Labyrinth sitting on my tbr pile for ages and haven't got around to reading it yet. I really should give it a go sometime.

Lucky devils being upgraded, how wonderful for them.

cat said...

Joining a book club... what a good idea.

I'm an avid reader but as an expat, I regret not being able to converse about the books I read.

Good luck on writing your book!

Carol and Chris said...

Hmmm....I have picked that one up loads of times and have ended up putting it back down again in favour of something else each time.

I might give it another chance since you liked it....

C x

JJ said...

Have you not, Yvonne? It still is everywhere I go.

Lane, funnily enough it was my second go as well.

Debs, do get around to it. It's a big book and I love that it lasts as a story.

Cat, welcome. That's exactly what I missed too. There are lots around Bangkok. Dasa books has one, so does Books at 53, or if you join the BWG, you can come to ours!

Carol, a good holiday read I'd say. Exciting and lasts a long time.