Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Monday 31 May 2010

The art of lying -- and book pitching

So, I've told the Professor that I've found an ending for the book... but I'm sort of lying. Well, lying. But not for a bad reason.

I've decided that writing about my life in a memoir, while still trying to live the story, is a somewhat bizarre (and possibly unhealthy) experience. In some ways, it's not good for the book -- or the relationship. I want to make sure this ending is honest and real. And I don't want to break up, get knocked up, married or do anything crazy just because of the pressure to figure out an ending. I don't want him to feel pressure either.

So, in order to tell the truth, I have decided to lie.

Therefore, the book outline is done. The story is ready. And the pitch is about to be sent -- today!!

(with some room to move at the end if we decide anything interesting should happen... good or bad)

p.s. I hate trying to figure out a book title and character names. If I do eventually get knocked up, I'm simply going to number my children. These baby naming sites are too disappointing (reminder: not knocked up, just looking at sites for character names).


  1. Just sent it. Phew! But now I can't even remember which name I ended up choosing!

  2. Good luck! Did you give yourself a name in the story?