For my sins, I’m actually a lawyer. Enough about that.
This blog is partly about a somewhat crazy journey towards becoming a writer. The reason why I say it’s a “somewhat crazy journey”, is because I actually used to have great job. Then I did a crazy, crazy thing, especially considering we’re in a recession, and I packed it all in. How many times can I use the word crazy in one paragraph?
Due to my husband’s career and us having been like ‘ships passing in the night’ for the last three years, we decided that a change in lifestyle was long over due. So we re-located to the countryside and I’m incredibly fortunate, as this has given me the opportunity to take a six-month sabbatical in order to focus on writing.
In an ideal, quite possibly non-sensical world, I would love to be a professional writer. I’ve always had a massively overactive imagination as well as an unhealthy obsession with stationary (probably shouldn’t admit to that) and documenting things; being a writer would literally be my dream job. I realise that this is a slightly unrealistic dream, but I just have to try!
One of my projects is a novel loosely based on my 87 year old Gran and the beautiful but tragic story of what happened to her during World War II. Surprisingly, I have discovered that those who have had the most awful of things happen to them, are actually the most stable and grounded of us all. My Gran is inspirational. But unfortunately, she is getting on a bit, so I need to get my skates on if I want to tell her tale. Here is a fab old photo of her whilst on a special holiday – she’s always had great style.
I also have a few other potential bits and bobs up my sleeve; I’m writing a young adult novel, which I’m very excited about, although I won’t give too much away about it. I also want to document a sailing escapade which I’m hoping to fulfil with my dear old Dad, and recently, I entered a short screenplay into a competition… and…it WON.
So that’s about it; I will be blogging about my progress, setbacks and hurdles and I hope you enjoy reading about by journey! Please do pass on your comments and any guidance or experience you have had in trying to fulfil a crazy ambition, even if it’s as unrealistic as mine.
P.S The other part of my blog is about a tedious, but rewarding reading challenge. I also review other books outside of this challenge from time to time.
P.P.S The header picture on my blog is actually an old photo of my wonderful late Grandfather. He was a classy gent.