All Change


I have three jobs, each of which requires a different kind of dress code:

  1. Novelist [cardigan, tatty T-shirt, trousers if you’re lucky]
  2. Attorney [suit, tie, cufflinks, etc.]
  3. Book Festival director [er, no idea, but definitely not 1 or 2]

It’s not at all uncommon for me (like today and tomorrow) to have client meetings and festival meetings in the same day. And when I can, I’ll revert back to uniform #1 to go to work on the new novel. What this means is that I often perform multiple costume changes over the course of a day. Sometimes my bedroom looks like Taylor Swift’s dressing room. If, you know, she were a 46 year-old man.

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