What I shall take forward is that what I'm coming up with may well not compare to something finished and published, so just crack on. Maybe I will get an agent without it being perfect. Might sound unlike a good attitude but hopefully people know what I mean.
Hey Liz, thank you! It felt like a real honour. I've loved her books for years. I think that if your book is anything like her's in theme or scope, you're on to a winner. Also, yes, CRACK ON! I'd love to read it someday x
Will do. I'm going to read hers first though haha. Or maybe I shouldn't. I got a lot of encouragement from Debi on the self-edit course. I'm hoping to have her read this latest draft I'm doing as soon as I can manage it. Have a good weekend! x
Loved this session - and as I posted in the Q&A memory is a big thing with me in memoir. Today I was talking to my husband about a health problem I had a few years ago - I'm hoping a short article I've written about it will be published soon by a health charity and they asked for something from him about suddenly having to become a carer (temporarily in our case, and he was was v good). And that made me realise that there is whole different angle that he experienced. Things that loomed very large for him were not very important to me and vice-versa.
Isn't it so true? One of my oldest friends recently moved back to Brighton and we spend a lot of time together reminiscing about the past – what she remembers and what I do are SO different... it can feel almost scary and make you doubt yourself. It's such a good thing to think about in our writing – for both fiction and non-fiction. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Maggie. Thanks so much for coming!