The sparkling Steph Bowe of Hey, Teenager of the Year! has kindly invited me to contribute a guest post to her blog. You can find me there, discussing the long and winding road to Cicada Summer - I'd forgotten just how long and winding it was until I started going back over my notes and all the false starts I'd made. It was fascinating (for me, anyway!) to see how many of those sidetracks have eventually led elsewhere. You might find it interesting too. Or not. Have a look if you like.