Anyone who’s been wearing earplugs and sitting in a cave on the moon might have managed to miss the fact that my new novel, ‘Vampire State of Mind’ is out on 7th of August, so I’ve been doing a lot of talks/interviews/mutterings behind my hand about writing in general, and particularly my own writing habits.
This has made me think (probably wrongly) that anyone might be interested in my particular ‘wishlist’ of writing, which goes:
Peace and quiet.
Laptop on which the ‘k’ and ‘n’ keys do not stick down, because you can’t tell people that they stick down if those keys don’t work.
Tea. Hot, in a big mug.
A Big Mug who will bring me hot tea, walk the dogs and sort out meals. Edible ones. That don’t feature pizza - nasty stuff.
A window with a nice view, at which I might stare in search of inspiration.
Inspiration/chocolate (these two are interchangeable and, probably, synonymous).
Time. Lots of. Unencumbered by the need to walk dogs and cook (even pizza).
Johnny Depp. Especially if he could take off his shirt and chop down a tree somewhere I can watch him.
A tree for Johnny Depp to cut down.
That’s probably enough for now. Given all of those things I am positive I could turn out a masterpiece, but I can really only manage a couple (and one of those keeps cooking bl***y pizza). Now, tell me, what would your wishlist be, to make your life absolutely perfect?