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Perfection is possible (for five minutes at a time)

Ironing. Here, when it comes to my abilities, perfection is never possible.

November is the final countdown for my December book launch. So today I made a list of the interview questions that I must answer before the end of the month, and the guest blogs that must be written as soon as possible, so that I will survive the chaos of December with my abysmally limited secretarial skills.

Maryam Mirzakhani, and the Art of Writing a Novel on Science

Absolute Truth, For Beginners tells the story of a young woman who falls in love with a world-famous mathematician.

At the end of the day, there seem to be two kinds of human beings: number people and word people. Number people are good at counting, measuring and abstractions, or at visualizing shapes, sizes and positions of figures, or properties of space. Word people are good at conveying events and stories in words, often by enriching and embellishing them, creating worlds that exist only in our imagination.

Actually, I Haven’t got any Opinions

There are people who have a way with opinions: I’m not one of them. 

This has been a marvellous year for me as an author, not the least because it has involved a number of big and small interviews I’ve given about Witchcraft Couture and my work as a writer. Doing each of those interviews has been a thrilling experience – and sort of weird too, because all of a sudden I, an observer before anything else, have been churning out opinions about anything and everything from my favourite seasons to my favourite fictional characters.

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