“Wouldn’t it be Nice?” started out as part of a novel writing and character development workshop with the writer Laura Hird. I came up with this guy strolling down the street plugged into his iPod on his way to a gig. Once I got started the ideas kept coming …then 7,000 words later, I hit a major obstacle. My main character, Dan, was supposed to be a writer on a monthly music magazine and I quickly realised that I knew the square root of chuff all about what it’s like to do that. I was paralysed by the thought that anyone reading it would throw the book on the ground shaking their head at all the inaccuracies.
Every once in a while, I read it over and think I really should throw caution to the wind and finish the story and let the chips fall where they may …but for now, this is all there is.