Here’s your Wednesday book update...
My look back at the Coronation Street barmaids has now been checked twice and a copy of the draft will soon be winging its way to my loyal proof reader Maureen so that she can cast her expert eye over the text and then point out my spelling and grammatical errors very much in the style of an exasperated school teacher.
Just too many dots Richard...
Back in 1995, I compiled a diary of Gateshead’s season in the top tier of English non-league football. It only exists in hard copy, which I’m busy retyping onto the computer. It’s quite strange looking over something I wrote almost two decades ago... although this work shows some early signs of the writing style which I’ve developed, it does feel quite “raw”... which I suppose it was. Never-theless, it’s quite an interesting little jaunt down memory lane and I predict sales might just reach double figures!
As I mentioned earlier in the week, I will be totally redrafting the main body of my debut/farewell novel. I started this in 2004 so I don’t think it would be a wise move to suggest a possible completion date... unless I make it to the nearest decade. For many reasons, the project has proved very difficult –certainly from a personal and emotional point of view - and I feel that the best, in fact the only chance of this book ever seeing the light of day is to take several steps back, in the hope that I eventually take a few forward...
Finally (and this is where you all come in...), I am considering another of my random “search”projects for 2013. Here’s a question: if I was to ask you to name one person whose autograph you would want to obtain, who would it be and why?
For obvious reasons (seeing as the book will be based on the quest for an auto-graph from several of your suggestions), the person in question has to be alive and hopefully not so famous that every door will be slammed in my face. The lady in the photo will be my choice. She is Isabelle “France” Gall, the singer who won the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest (representing Luxembourg). As you can see, she is beautiful, with a lovely singing voice and from what I’ve read, she’s had a really interesting life. The fact that she’s French, now in her mid-60s and I haven’t a clue how to find her makes France Gall an ideal subject.
I am looking for a total of ten “victims”, from any/every walk of celebrity life (film, television, sport, music etc) and if you’ve got any ideas, please would you leave a comment after the blog, or send me a private message via Facebook. I won’t promise that I’ll be able to find everyone that’s eventually chosen, but I think I can pretty much guarantee that the book will be different, interesting... oh and relatively cheap!
Looking forward to a deluge of replies so please feel free to share. Thank you!
All my own work... almost.