The spice of success
‘If failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor’ (Turman Capote), how spicy do you like success stories?
A discussion on radio about Mills and Boon publications prompted me to read my first M&B novel. In Australia there are 76 writers of these books and I wondered if I would be able to write one, just for fun.
The book I read was ‘Since you’ve been gone’, by International best selling author, Anouska Knight, which was very sweet.
I really don’t think I’m sweet enough to dollop out such saccharine sweetness/spiciness in my writing. Success might be sweet and spicy, but I am drawn to write less palatable prose, and therefore less popular stories. My beloved thinks it would be fun for me to embark on such an adventure, but I don’t think I’m up to it! I shall struggle on writing what feels right for me.
I shall read ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan when my beloved has finished reading it. This will inspire me to, hopefully, better things. This book deservedly won the Man Booker Prize 2014. What an inspiration Richard Flanagan is!