Well, what a lovely time I had on Tuesday. Lunch was at Brasserie Max which I can totally recommend if money is no object. Important things first: I had asparagus and a poached egg with champagne hollandaise to start, followed by the daily special, a pork chop with thyme jus. Yum, yum, yum. Oh, yes, and we talked about me, me, me. Really, what could be nicer?
My fantasy about the publicist telling me not to bother about social media got a laugh, but as suspected, remains a fantasy. Starting next week (aarrgghh) I will be writing two blogs, one here as Jessica Hart and another as Pamela Hartshorne, for which I am going to have to reinvent myself and be serious and sensible. No more wittering. No more holiday pics. No more whingeing about the writing process. Oh dear me, no. We’re talking history and research and proper author stuff over there.
|Pamela Hartshorne: spot the difference?|
Confusingly, this means that the real me will be carrying on here under an assumed name, while I assume a false identity to blog under my real name. I’ve been trying to update this blog twice a week (in between holidays) but will have to scale back to once a week I think or my head might explode.
And then there’s Facebook. I have a very happy time on my Jessica Hart page but now I’m going to have to be a different person there too. I set up a Pamela Hartshorne page some time ago in fact and currently have all of 2 likes (wonder who the other person is!) - if you’re on Facebook and can bear to pop over and ‘like’ me, it would be much appreciated! - and I've made a total mess of Twitter, twittering as @PamHartshorne but really Jessica Hart, and as a result am not sure WHO I am now.
Still, it has to be done. Everyone says so. I have a nasty feeling my split personality strategy is going to be a hard one to pull off, but I’ll have a go. Want to take bets on how long I last before beating my head on the desk?
So I'll be back in a week. Be good until then, and have a great weekend.