Reading: Karen Rose - Silent scream
Watching: My Big Fat Greek Wedding - again
Making me smile: Boss, our retired pig dog, has just brought me a small stick as a present.
My second blog and now my first book, Their Marriage Miracle, is out on the shelves in New Zealand and Australia. Very exciting. But also a wee bit nerve-wracking.
I gave a copy to everyone in my writing group last week and told them it was a little like taking my clothes off in public. No, I haven't done that yet, but I'm guessing how it would feel. Uncomfortable, to say the least. It's one thing to have total strangers reading my book, but family and friends are quite different. This is something they've been waiting to read for a lot of years.
And then there's the sex. My niece asked if there was any sex in the book, and when I told her 'Yes', she said, 'Oooh, Auntie Sue, I can't read that. I so do not want to know.' She is in her late twenties and has two children, I might add. I was very tempted to staple the pages of that scene together but refrained at the last minute. When I got an email from Amy saying she'd read it there was no comment on the sex and she had enjoyed the book. A convert to romance stories? I hope so.
So, tell me, what feels like going naked in public to you? Anything you've been shying away from because it would expose you too much?