You might be under the impression that the most trying part of producing a novel is the writing – or, in some cases, the dictating to a nosy journalist with a Dictaphone. As Surrey housewife turned blogging superstar Constance Harding (the heroine of A Surrey State of Affairs by Ceri Radford) reveals, you would be quite mistaken!
Constance Harding Blog Post 2
Thursday 17th February 2011
I am not saying that the creative process was as simple as restuffing a cushion. Far from it. Many parts of my narrative brought back painful memories. I freely confess that I paled and stammered when forced to recall a certain helicopter rescue from the ski slopes of Davos and an incident in the Brazilian jungle involving a flip flop and a beetle the size of a digestive biscuit. But I digress. The point I was trying to make was that all the strains of producing 85,000 words of prose were as nothing in comparison with deciding on the cover design. Flaubert may have railed about the agony of writing, but he should have got things in perspective: at least he wasn't a woman of a certain age pondering how she would appear on a dust jacket . . .
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A Surrey State of Affairs is published by Abacus on 31 March.
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