Finding it hard stuck inside? Think of those poor kids in Flowers in the Attic

Lockdown might feel difficult, but the children in VC Andrews’s book were in that attic for years I’m editing my second novel. I say I’m editing my second novel: what I’m actually doing is opening the document and staring at it for a couple of minutes before realising that actually I’m not thinking anything, and that a song is playing in my head. Then I decide that I’d be more comfortable writing somewhere else in my flat. Next, I tinker with at maximum a couple of sentences before deciding that watching one quick music video would help me to be productive. So I put one on, and make a cup of tea. Then I come back and look at the document again and decide that I hate it, and think “well maybe you won’t hate it after you’ve eaten something”, so I get up and – you’re getting the point. Related: 'Awful and fabulous': the madness of Flowers in the Attic Continue reading...