In the same spirit, I thought it would be interesting to find out more about bloggers we know and love, so if anyone fancies taking part, please post your fun fact in the comments! I'll start with a couple about me to get the ball rolling - how about one writing-related and one not?
- I cannot stand wearing shoes indoors. It makes me feel weirdly formal, like I'm at work or something.
- My first novel was written when I was 12, and it started when I wrote a sentence to test the thesaurus feature on Dad's new word processor. It was about six runaway kids in Liverpool who ended up working for a local drug baron to pay off a debt that one of them had run up. I was a middle-class child living in a tiny town in Ireland, had never seen Liverpool, a drug user or a firearm, and the book was strangely silent on the subject of why some 11-13 year old kids with no particular street smarts were of any use to a drug baron. It was about forty pages long, single spaced. I still have the last page.