As I don’t have J. K. Rowling’s e mail address, I guess I will have to answer the question myself. Unless some kind reader can throw some pearls of wisdom on my query that is.
I know it’s a familiar model: Stephen Clarke’s A Year In T’he Merde , Joanne Harris’ Chocolat and Peter Mayle’s A Year In Provence
Yes, it’s all been done before, and not just by these three writers, but as we all know there’s nothing new under the sun. It is for this reason that I want to write about my life here in France. I could spout out all sorts of lofty artistic sentiments here, but the truth is, my family are nagging me to death to write it. I want a quiet life, so I’m just going to fall in with it.
As the summer evenings are so light, I have put aside time in the week to make a start – Well. to move on from the start I have already made.
I think I will take Elisabeth Winkler’s 10 minute rule to heart – starting each time seems to be hardest thing. Concentration is another – mine is about as long as a goldfish. Unsurprising with my surname I suppose.