After a recent, and most encouraging, meeting with Sally Collings - a published author and mentor at the Queensland Writers Centre - we are stepping up a gear and getting some more work done on the book. A large part of this work is interviewing people.
Faced with the prospect of finding interesting candidates to interview, I have been asking everyone I know, if they know of anyone who would be worth talking to about different sleeping behaviours.
This tactic has proven to be very worthwhile and I have some great interviews lined up:
- a couple married for 50+ years who started sleeping separately as soon as their children left home, which was 30 years ago
- a girl whose relationship ended because her partner would not let her sleep separately - even though she could not share a bed with him because of snoring and restless legs
- a good friend who has just started sleeping with her husband again after 9.5 years - they have been married for 10 years
I feel like I'm going to find a whole new bunch of 'homies'.