05: I told you I'd write
Some updates from the podcast as Donna Sørensen joins as co-host, plus an essay on how I ploughed on when the going got tough.
I told you I'd email on Friday, didn't I? And here I am. True to my word. Like a politician or a Lannister.
Anyway, it's been a hectic week, as most of them are with eight-month old twins knocking about the place. But I did find time to record the Write for Your Life podcast with Donna Sørensen, poet, copywriter and my actual sister-in-law. She's the official co-host now. You can listen to this week's episode here. It's quite good, I think.
Continuing the audio theme, I finally started my new, one-man podcast called Very Meta. It's a bit like a behind the scenes thing, but I also talk about other stuff, like publishing, technology, and Bon Jovi. It's on Soundcloud and there's a Very Meta website on Tumblr too.
Changing tone completely and abruptly, it was three years to the day yesterday that my auntie passed away after a short, sharp bout of having a tumour on her brain. I miss her loads and last year I wrote a short essay about how I'd been doing final edits on A is for Angelica when it was all happening.
The piece was only ever seen by the 100 or so people who were signed up to the Read & Trust newsletter. By way of assuring you that it's possible to be creative when life gets tough, I thought I'd send it to you wonderful people too. The essay is called Ploughing.
Download and read Ploughing now (113KB PDF)
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