A writers’ party, or even an Oxford Uni party is as stimulating, refreshing and motivating for me as a complete break. Came back from today’s Society of Author’s party at Freud’s and started writing.
An interesting Society of Authors party at Freuds, a beautiful converted church on Walton Street.
Talked to Sharon Dogar, villianness of the week after her book on Anne Frank “Annexed” has caused outrage, Geraldine McCaughrean, whose 151 books my children loved, Mari Prichard, (widow of Humphrey Carpenter, “Mr. Majeika”), poet BernardDonoghue, whose wife Heather taught me Middle English at Somerville. Buzz! And now to write!
Asked Geraldine McCaughrean, who has written 151 children’s books what her schedule was. She said, settling down to writing was never a problem for her. Being a good wife and mother was. Remembering to pick up her children for instance.