One afternoon my older sister came home from school and showed me she could write her name. I was amazed. I wanted to do it as well and I certainly didn’t want to wait until I was old enough to go to school. So with a little help from my sister, I taught myself how to write. Reading and writing has been a major part of my life ever since and the desire to make it my profession started soon after I was able to write my name.
When I was 6 years old, all my girlfriends wanted to be princesses and ballerinas, but I wanted to be a fairy tales writer. Eight years later I was having a rather difficult time at school, no matter how hard I tried I just didn’t fit in. I asked my dad whether I had to go to university to become a writer. He laughed because he thought I was being lazy. But I just wanted to make sure I could leave school after my exams, never go back and still do what I loved. Write.
I’ve never actually had enough courage to quit my job and say: I will become a writer! And now with a mortgage and an 18 month old daughter this is even less likely to happen. However, I have made the decision that I will be a published writer. When this is going to happen and what I will be writing is yet to be decided, but it will happen!
Some of the stuff I have been writing:
April 2017 – I am very excited to be able to finally update this page with some very exciting news: I have finally written the first draft of my first ever novel! It is not in a readable state yet (it’s a very rough draft) but I am so pleased I finally got a story on paper, watch this space for more news!
November 2017 – The last few months I have been very busy editing my novel (still can’t quite believe that I have actually written a novel!) and I am hoping to get it finished by the end of the year. I started in February 2017 so not bad going if I manage to stick to my deadline! The working title is: The Girl Who Lived. What do you think? Good title? Or not. Either way, I’d love to hear your thoughts.