New paperback just out. The difficult second novel. I’m quite happy with it, but I don’t think it’s going to take off even though it’s on sale in four hundred branches of Tescos or something: it’s a weird combination, in its p/b guise, of a misery-type mass-market jacket which contains a literary novel within. I don’t even use speech marks on dialogue, because I prefer the rhythm to do it, or to let it ride on a he said, she said, and because I like to keep the page as clean as possible. Jackie Collins it ain’t. There’s an extract here:
If anybody can tell me how you link on this system so you just write ‘here’ and that takes you to the page, like bloggers do elsewhere, I’d be grateful. It’s so much tidier that way, but I just can’t seem to work it out.