The Book Not Written.


According to my not very accurate calculations, it's been just over a year since I started blogging -- two or three times a week, around 300 words at a time. Which adds up to approximately 50,000 words.

Coincidentally (or not), each one of my five novels has run to about 50,000 words.

Perhaps this means I could have written another whole book while I was blathering about not very much.

Or perhaps not.  There isn't much of a plot running through my blog, though who knows?  If I keep going for another 50,000 words, one might emerge. It'll be the story of a person writing a book (or two books) and thinking about a thousand other things while she does it. Success, failure, frustration, nature, horses, family, other people, dogs, love, life, death, London, America, books, films, friends, random encounters, and the mixed-up contents of a not-very-organized brain.

Of course there's also the story of the blogs I don't write.  The angry, grim, politically incorrect ones.  The dark ones. The ones not fit for public consumption.

That stuff simmers quietly away in my brain, like stock, waiting to cook down into a form that will flavour the next book.

Happy Book Week, everyone.