Thursday, October 04, 2007

More from Kate Grenville

"In the years after Lilian's Story was published, our children Tom and Alice were born, and I added another mantra: Don't wait for time to write. I learned to work in whatever slivers of time the day might give me-- one of my favourite scenes in Joan Makes History was written in the car waiting to pick up Tom from a birthday party, on the only paper I could find, the inside of a Panadol packet. I had slivers of time, so I wrote in slivers of words: a page here, a paragraph there. Eventually the slivers would add up to something." --Kate Grenville, from Search for the Secret River