Oooh...this is interesting. Lyn Gardner, theatre critic for the Guardian, is writing a "Diary of a first-time novelist" column for the Guardian's CultureVulture blog. Gardner's first novel, Into the Woods, written for the Middle Grade crowd, was just published.
Here's the opening of the introductory paragraph:
- "It is two weeks since my first novel, Into the Woods (David Fickling Books) crept quietly out into the world to a resounding silence. There were no fireworks, no glittering launch party, and no column inches celebrating its arrival. It feels a bit like having been pregnant for a monstrously long time only to discover that nobody takes a blind bit of notice when the baby finally arrives. "
I'll be following this one!