29 March 2010
Delilah’s in a novel
It’s time for a short break. I’m hanging up my blog hat. I am putting down my blog pens.
Delilah has been running for three months, and it’s time to reflect.
It’s a kind of addiction, like coffee in the morning or beer in the evening. The more I write, the more I read, the more I want to write. Thanks to everyone who reads and comments. With each step, I hope that I am getting a little bit further towards the truth.
I am taking a two-week holiday to write my novel. Delilah won’t be too far away. She has managed to worm her way into the novel, as a minor character.
The novel’s main character is called Jemima. She’s a journalist who embarks on a passionate, yet doomed, affair with a senior colleague. It’s a novel about the imbalance of power in relationships, the deluded nature of obsessional love and the strength of an individual’s character to cope against the odds.
Delilah’s part is very small (she was demanding to be in it so I gave her the part to shut her up). She’s Jemima’s feminist cousin, with the same surname; hence the MJ after Delilah, which stands for Morton-Jones. Jemima rejects Delilah at first, but – over time – they form a strong friendship as Jemima discovers what’s important to her.
Hard work ahead. In the meantime, I won’t stop thinking feminist thoughts. Have a good Easter.