The Accidental Honeymoon by Portia MacIntosh
Today is also my stop on The Accidental Honeymoon Blog Tour! I have a guest post by the lovely Portia. I really enjoyed reading this post and I hope you will too!
Guest Post - Writing The Accidental Honeymoon!
Writing The Accidental Honeymoon – a story about a girl who gets drunk and gets married – made me realise something: I don’t think I’ve ever done anything stupid just because I was drunk. However, that’s not to say I haven’t ever done anything stupid. Is that better or worse? That all my mistakes have been made knowingly?
I have friends who have got drunk, made mistakes, and then the next day they’ve been so upset to have been so under the influence that they did something stupid. I, on the other hand, don’t always make the best choices, but I make them on purpose.
Don’t get me wrong, when I say ‘mistakes’ the worst we’re talking is a stupid haircut or messaging a boy who isn’t worth my time or my data. I definitely wouldn’t get married to a random person (so, mum, if you’re reading this, you can calm down now).
I'm not in my early twenties anymore, so I’m not sure how charming drunken behaviour is. I recently went on a night out with some students, and by 4 am I just wanted to cry. Everyone was drunk and being ridiculous, and then there was me, not much more than a little tipsy, watching them all doing shots and kissing each other and throwing up on the floor. Does this mean I’m getting old? Maybe, and it’s kind of hard to admit sometimes. I’m happy though, and that’s all that matters.
Portia MacIntosh has been 'making stuff up' for as long as she can remember - or so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or, most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales. After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her powers for good and started writing novels. Taking inspiration from her experiences on tour with bands, the real struggle of dating in your twenties and just trying to survive as an adult human female generally, Portia writes about what it's really like for women who don't find this life stuff as easy as it seems.
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A huge thank you to Helena at LRR for inviting in on this tour and Portia MacIntosh for a lovely guest post!
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