Writing Lily Hollywood

Lily Hollywood was born out of a desire to utilise my maternity leave in a productive way, some 8 years ago. The story itself was mostly written back then, however, it metaphorically collected dust on my laptop for a number of years, whilst I returned to my usual professional endeavours.

2020 has been the year of picking up Lily, refining the story and really getting into the shoes of my character once more.

To me, the story of Lily and Dan really represents a shift towards how separated couples should be aiming to work, for the benefit of their children, being psychologically minded and aiming to somehow work towards co-parenting in a harmonious way, and of course, the inclusion of both parents, always, where safe and possible to do so. Lily also represents to me the range of the human spirit: arrogance, fragility, determination and resilience to overcome the curveballs that often get in the way of our goals and dreams in life.

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