Hi Marilyn

“about to go out for a meal with a friend with whom I can’t ever talk about writing, she just says ‘that all sounds very clever’ to anything I try, so I don’t bother!”

It’s weird, isn’t it? The response of friends – and family. My mum asked if she could help me pay to get published – and although friends try to be interested, I can see their eyes glazing over. I thought it was my genre (war stuff) but apparently not…