THANKS FOR STOPPING BY THE I DRAW ROSES BLOG!
It’s an unusual name for a blog, I’ll admit, but it’s actually based on the upcoming movie (watch this space!) and novel of I Draw Roses (all the info to your right, below – ooh, on the next page, and just about everywhere! Cue an annoying Facebook WINK.)
It’s about six friends, from all over the world, whose lives are transformed when a rose is secretly drawn for each of the women, but the idea first came to me eleven years ago (cough, splutter — did it REALLY take me that long to write a film script and then a novel? Well… yes! Partly because I used to think that things just sort of, wrote themselves, and so spent an inordinate amount of time telling all my friends about what I was going to do, jotting down ideas when the ‘muse’ visited - and she didn’t come knockin’ on my door that often - and basically, well, doing nothing. (Which I was very good at.)
Until the day when I thought, "Do I really want to be sitting on a park bench with a friend when I’m 85 (it used to be 75, I’ve upped the limit as I’ve got older), regretting all the things which I haven’t done?
And would I regret not having written I Draw Roses?"
The answer, of course, was "yes".
And that’s when I realised that I’d better buckle down and write the damn thing myself, because nobody else was going to do it for me…