Today I got a nice care package - a brown paper satchel from an address I knew straight away and, straight away, I knew what the contents would be.
Though "it is well written...unfortunately, due to some of the language and sexual content we are not able to endorse it on air. We have a family friendly format in all aspects of content, including give aways of books and movies"
Jayne signed off with a nice enough "God Bless" and that was it.
So a Life FM interview ain't gonna happen I'm afraid. Of course, I knew that I would be pushing the boundaries with them - them being a Christian Radio Station and all. But still...
As I said in "Contrasting Sexual Dilemmas" - my post from a couple of weeks back - many of my friends, who are Christian, had no problem whatsoever with the content...but you can't please everybody. I have come to learn that lesson acutely these past couple of weeks.
I am disappointed however. If only for the fact that I think the spiritual thematic running through The Hambledown Dream overrides the more explicit content which is fleeting. Again - it comes down to the reader at any particular point in the journey. However one good development to report to you from this weekend gone is that I will be sitting down with Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn on April 22nd to record an interview for her podcast. The Creative Penn is kind of like a writer's Bible and contains tonnes of brilliant content, news, views and interviews all geared towards writers and publishers. This one has been on the cards for a while but I can officially confirm now that it will be happening.
So to move forward...
I saw The Time Traveler's Wife last night, which has been newly released on DVD. I'm a huge fan of Eric Bana - have been for years and I think that now I am a bona fide romance author it's actually a job requirement to sit down with the odd romance flick (...in truth - I am a sucker for a good romance film).
My take - well...the jury is still out and I think I will definitely be sitting down to watch it again at some future point. I found the time travel hard to digest because it had me confused most of the time. I also found that there was a sense of foreboding throughout the movie which colored my attachment to these two lovers. It was a complicated story. But I won't write it off either. It was a classy production and it looked beautiful on-screen. Eric Bana is a solid dramatic actor and Rachel McAdams - man I can't believe that she was the same conniving bitch from Mean Girls!
I loved her in State of Play.
So what do you think of my new look blog?