Jessica Fletcher makes it look so easy. She hammers out a few pages of the first draft of her new book on an old typewriter, takes a coffee break while her agent is murdered and she solves the crime. Next thing you know she's sipping champagne at the book launch. I wish I knew how she did it.
Its a year and nine months since Jen Newby my editor at Pen and Sword commissioned 'Tarts and Terrors',the books working title. A year and eight months since I ordered my first research books from the library. A year since I was banned from the library for running up fines. Christmas I spent writing an index. It's all been worth it though, for Scotland's Hidden Harlots and Heroines is published today. However Jessica manages it, she can keep the champagne for tonight I'll be having a wee single malt and toasting heroines everywhere.
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