Thursday, 13 June 2013

'A Love That Makes Life Drunk' Re-visited

As with many writers, as the years pass by since your first book was published you begin to think about that book in a different way.
After all, you age and experience new and exciting life changes, but also unwelcome and traumatic ones. These experiences all help shape the people we are - and the characters we create and so there is no wonder that when I think back to my debut novel 'A Love That Makes Life Drunk' I wish I could re-write parts of it.
I think maybe I wrote too much? Expected too much from my characters Lily and Jefferson? Should I have curbed though sex scenes a little?  Maybe it's a little too indulgent? I don't know, but unlike many writer's before me, I won't be re-writing 'A Love That Makes Life Drunk', instead I shall focus my efforts on new work while taking on board the mistakes I might of made on others.
'A Love That Makes Life Drunk' by Karen Roderick is available in paperback from Amazon and YPD Independent Book Shop.

Wonderful Whitby!

 So, during the February half term, we packed our suitcases and headed up North to Whitby, North Yorkshire. It's a special place for ...