Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Being a Bad Girl

I have discovered that I am a corrupting influence on my book club. They diligently try and remain high brow and discuss the chosen books. What do I do? Introduce far off topics like Julie Cohen's book Being a Bad Girl. I spoke persuasively enough about it that the book is now being passed around (why does on think of naughty books at school) and will be discussed at our next meeting along with The Thirteenth Tale (which I am loving). I was asked to read out some of the er um more interesting bits of Being a Bad Girl but I am afraid to said I could not. Although I had the courage to raise the topic I could not read aloud the scene with the strip go fish.......... I guess the divil in me only goes so far:)

My revisions of August Rock are moving fairly well but I find revising more exhausting than writing. I don't think its my nature to examine every word so it is taking a chunk out of me to do it. I will finish this first go at revising then re-read Sol Stein's book again. Currently the crows of doubt are circling.


Jessica Raymond said...

You can do it, Liz! I felt the same when I was revising HH -- like I was pulling teeth at times. I did learn from it, though, and it feels SO good when you finish!

Jess x

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Jess!

Julie said...

Hey, I read the strip Go Fish scene at my book launch in front of about 40 people and the gobsmacked bar staff--which involved admitting that I had thought up the whole thing myself. You can read it out loud and blame me for being filthy minded!

Thanks for mentioning it to your highbrow book club. :-)

Good luck with the revisions. They're not easy, so take your time and get it right.