A fashion dilemma

November 1, 2011 Joanne Mallon 8

I have a sartorial dilemma regarding tomorrow. To be fair, I am sartorially challenged at the best of times as I don’t exactly have the […]

Writer’s woes – writing two books at once

July 4, 2011 Joanne Mallon 5

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So that writing two books business, how's that going Joanne?

Actually, not so great. Have you ever tried to eat two elephants? That's what it's like. Or giving birth to two babies (I don't mean like twins. At least twins have the decency to queue, not both rush the exit at once).

And I didn't help myself at all by being so overwhelmed by the task in hand that that I achieved very little for weeks on end. Writing a book seems so much more permanent, and by implication important, than the online writing I've done.

But that's not even true – many more people have access to work that's published online than will ever pick up a book and read it. But still, it felt like A Bigger Deal than anything I'd done before, so I panicked a bit and hid my head in the sand. For most of May.