"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Monday, July 16, 2007

Three Questions

1. If someone, for her primary meal of the day, makes brown bread French toast topped with brandy-poached pears, is she allowed to call it pain pear-du?

The foodie in me cringes, but the punster can't resist.

2. How does a woman with so common an accent and an egregiously flashy sense of style get away with letting people call her "Posh"? I know, it's the reaction of a snob, but really, it boggles the mind. Always has done.

The Chap will be watching her on telly at the Lodge, and said I should watch it too. I'd planned to photograph the sunset. I suppose I can manage both....

I've written a huge chunk of a new chapter. Such productivity raises the final question:

3. What is wrong with me?

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