My writing journey

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:

* Felixstowe Beach
* No one said it would be easy (guest post on memyselfandkids)

* Around the corner from Anne Frank – my first ever published article

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.


8 thoughts on “My writing journey”

  1. Hi! I am an aspiring/frustrating writer too. And I can totally relate with you on not being able to make that dream happen just yet because of bigger responsibilities in life. Yeah, like mortgage and starting out a family. So here I am blogging just so I could still practice and work on my writing skills (and whatever’s left of it). I totally admire you for still holding onto your dream and claiming that it will happen. All the best!

    1. Thanks, and the same to you! Keep working on it, keep writing and hold on to the dream. Make it happen 🙂 Ha ha, I know easier said than done. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

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