I don’t mean to be a bore by relating the trivialities of my life, such as doing the gardening, getting my car fixed, and doing my laundry (I appreciate that at least I'm not slaving over a hot tub with a washboard and a bar of soap for half the day, to get me smalls clean).
I think I'm trying to say something. Perhaps it's this:
'A novel demands time, both physical and emotional. The imaginative space has to open sufficiently wide, and stay open, to let the work form. The majority of working-class women could lay no claims to these conditions.'
Let's see what the w/c women writers have to say?
‘The years I should have been writing, my hands and being were at other (inescapable) tasks…what should take weeks takes me sometimes months to write; what should take months, takes years’
‘to be born in poverty is a terrible handicap to a writer. I often say to myself that it has taken one lifetime for me to prepare to make a start’
'The MA Creative Writing course starts shortly, so according to sources I had better pull me finger out.
But I have virtually done it already - my autoblography hahahha (and I'm not that poor, just making a comparison. Jesus!)'
To cut a long story short: