A novel experience — 19 Comments

  1. Grandad – I’m in awe and admiration. Long may the craic last!

    I hate to think what would have happened if Herself had said “I don’t like that” 😉

  2. I told Herself I wanted an unbiased opinion and that there would be no repercussions.

    But I had the baseball bat handy, just in case.

  3. Grandad,

    You can let them go upstairs in a caravan, and even more bizarre things, and call it ‘magical realism’. You could become the Irish Garcia Marquez!

  4. Ian – Maybe in the next one! If there is a next one. Gimme a chance to wet my toes.

    Welcome back, by the way 😉

  5. My Nan could count stitches on her knitting and talk at the same time – not sure how, perhaps it’s the multitasking thing with women.

    Herself could probably read your novel while counting the words, cooking your dinner and conducting a long-distance telephone call.

  6. I sympathise. I’m trying to write a novel myself. I say trying to write, I’m really just trying to beat it into submission. Good luck!

  7. Good luck Grandad, and I’m sure it will be grand, just be yourself. You already write decent stuff.

  8. Grannymar – You interrupted me, so I didn’t reply at the time.

    Ian – Women can mulitask. i.e. They can yak on the phone while reading the paper and driving a car. But they can’t park the car or read a map. 😉

    JA – Beating into submission is a good expression. Though I sometimes think I’m the one who’s bet.

    John 5 – Thanks. But I can’t really imagine it being on the Leaving Cert Curriculum in the near future!

  9. Lest Grandad get away with dissing himself too much,

    He is proving very adept at the trial and error involved in writing a book!
    And it’s funny! Very funny!

    But by that you shouldn’t really be surprised!

  10. Thank you Eoin!

    But then you haven’t seen the latest draft!!!

    [In case anyone is wondering, Eoin is my publisher]

  11. Terence – Dammit!! You twigged. The house is on top of a very high hill, so to get to it, I have to go up, and up, and up, and up, and up, and up, and up, and up, and up, and up, and up, and up. And in then I have to go down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down.

    You get through a lot of pages that way?

  12. I’m in awe! I find it difficult to come up with a few lines of utter crap every day, To try and deliver actual prose……………………

  13. Roy – It ain’t easy!!!! But then, if it were easy, I suppose everyone would be Cecelia Ahern?

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