I’ve been off the writing radar for a while… again, as life things got in the way, (shocking, I know!), and my work had to take a backseat.
But in that time I’ve hired a life coach, (more on this later). Got myself a writing coach, (more on this too), learned to play the ukelele, and discovered during lockdown that there actually is a threshold as to how many biscuits I can eat in one sitting. (Although, I still like to push the boundaries on this one, cos I like a challenge).
It’s been a year of learning for me. Learning my limitations and how to work past them. Learning what I really want and going for it, and learning that I would have made a lousy school teacher and there really was a reason for that algebra all along. All I can say is, I have a newfound appreciation for all the teachers and the amazing job they do every day, so thank you.
The kids are back at school. They have changed so much over the last year. My eldest, now known as the cloaked one, wanders through my house like a wraith, eating food and mumbling incoherently. The bouncy one is still bouncy and I’m pretty sure, siphoning off my energy when I sleep. And my youngest, who we shall affectionately call, Mini Napoleon, is learning the valuable lesson of compromise.
To this, add a house move and the pandemic, and it’s transformed into a really interesting year. But as we near the easing of lockdown, (here in the UK, at least), I am looking at my next steps of where I want to go.
So, with this in mind, I have decided to take control of my writing career. Write that novel I’ve been planning for so long. And I’m going to document my journey here. If there’s any other writers or would-be writers out there who think they can’t do it, or they don’t have enough time, or they love the idea of a llama farm, (please get in touch, you are my tribe), then this may give you hope, or at the very least, help you realise that if I, the girl with the attention span of a carrot, can do this, then so can you.
I’m not doing it alone. I have a fantastic writing coach and a group of lovely ladies, helping me along the way. And if I come across any tips and tricks to help make the writing life a little easier, then I’ll post them here.
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Bye for now, and Happy Writing!