I had a dream

Today is the publication day for Midsummer Dreams, by fellow Choc Lit author Alison May. She writes witty romantic comedies.

Here is a quick introduction to her new book:

Four people. Four messy lives. One night that changes everything …

Emily is obsessed with ending her father’s new relationship – but is blind to the fact that her own is far from perfect.

Dominic has spent so long making other people happy that he’s hardly noticed he’s not happy himself.

Helen has loved the same man, unrequitedly, for ten years. Now she may have to face up to the fact that he will never be hers.

Alex has always played the field. But when he finally meets a girl he wants to commit to, she is just out of his reach.

At a midsummer wedding party, the bonds that tie the four friends together begin to unravel and show them that, sometimes, the sensible choice is not always the right one.

Midsummer Dreams

To celebrate the publication (like raising a glass, but less alcoholic), we’re all blogging on the same themes:

I had a dream

I had a nightmare

My dream for the future

So, here it goes:

I had a dream … that one day I would write books. I bet this is the least original dream you’ll see today, but it doesn’t make it any less true. To be exact, my dream was to write them while sitting by the pool, in the sun, with a gin and tonic by my side. So, I didn’t quite achieve the dream, though now I’m older and wiser I realise it would be hard type on a laptop in the sun. All that glare on the screen, and the suntan lotion making the keyboard sticky. Am I living the dream then? Yes. Because it’s actually the writing that’s the fun part, rather than where I do it.

I had a nightmare … that my mother, mother-in-law and teenage sons were reading the sex scenes in my books. And oh help, when the books were published the nightmare turned into reality. I hadn’t quite considered this in all the excitement of getting published. But they’re all still talking to me.

My dream for the future. That bit about writing books by the pool – I’ve got to admit, I’ve not given up on it yet. I can put up with the glare, and I’ll wash my hands after applying the lotion…