I sat in my living room, day after day, and wrote with abandon, almost in an out-of-body sort of activity, and typed away on my husband’s old, broken-mouse laptop.
Every day, after we took the kids to school, I would come back home and write until it was time to pick them up again. Taking a short break at lunch-time to have something to eat.
I started ‘Fair Of Face’ (the follow-up) as soon as I had completed the first draft of ‘Sunday’s Child’ because I knew that although the first part was through, there was still so much more to be said. It shocked me that there are even more unbelievable events in this second part of my life.
I have categorically no plans to write a third book. When ‘Fair of Face’ is finished, that will be it. This is simply because the third part of my life is the one I’m living now. I have no intention to write about my present life. There is really nothing to tell.
My progress in publishing ‘Sunday’s Child’ has been a slow and disappointing one. The first line of my synopsis (which I send out to agents and publishers) states that it is a true story, yet some of the replies I got back informed me that they did not publish fiction; a clear indication that they had not read it. At least these were the ones who bothered to reply, so I should be thankful.
When I’m not writing or working with young people, I’m involved in one of the great loves of my life, the world of drama. Having been a professional Stage Actress for 11 years (something I did with my evenings after work), I understand the commitment one has to be prepared to give in this arena, so I have removed myself from it for the time being.
My family comes first and we still have very young children, therefore I am not willing to sacrifice them for my pleasure and fame. But I can do the next best thing – I’m a supporting artist (‘S.A’ or ‘Extra’) and enjoy this experience on a regular basis. I also do a bit of modelling when I can. Earlier this year I did the Bristol's Organic Festival's fashion show at Harbourside, and modelled People Tree and Katherine Hamnett among others.
Last year I did a catwalk show at the Museum of Natural History in London during the London Fashion Week.
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That's me in the short hair next to Patsy Kensit, I promise.
UPDATE: IT TOOK MORE THAN 7 YEARS BUT SUNDAY'S CHILD HAS NOW BEEN PUBLISHED BY PULSE.