Winner of the 2016 ‘Positive Writer Website’s Writers’ Crushing Doubt Blogging Competition. Yes it was years ago but it’s a victory’: Winning Entry Post – allow me a little boast eh?
The obligatory background bits first, to keep you informed (so I’ve got something to copy and paste into the novels).
I practically hoover up books when I am reading, I also hoover a lot anyway.
I am tantamount to a housewife on crack when crumbs dare to fall. My husband gets hoovered every time he dares to eat anything pastry-based. I hate hoovering. Really.
I do have a life outside of the one I share with the vacuum cleaner (nothing untoward).
I love music. It rocks my world (other genres are of course available, and often better).
This is starting to sound like a flipping dating site profile. Been there. Done that. Got the husband.
I have two cats called Feegle and Wullie. The husband is a huge Pratchett fan. The fur-gits take up a lot of my time. Cat wrangling should be an Olympic sport.
I run regularly to lug my writer’s bum about a bit more and have become a bit of a running bore. If it didn’t happen on Strava, my life has officially ended.
I am a former English teacher who spent a large proportion of her life teaching others how to write but shied away from having a go herself. Yes, I was ‘that cow’ who made you share your work with the class, while horrified at the thought of doing so herself. You’re getting your own back now, aren’t you?
After many years of life getting in the way, as it likes to do, I decided to have a go at this writing business and see what happens.
I have been telling ‘writery world’ (TM), to ‘do one’ since my first crushing rejection from a major don, i.e. my English teacher, at the tender age of eleven. More of this is covered in my posts. Therapy is still not suitably diminishing the pain, so blogging it is.
Books will appear before your very eyes in due course. The publishing world is a harsh mistress. I believe in myself, and you never know, someone may buy my book one day (cheers husband). I am working on my ‘bragging party’ right now. This will include freebies with every book purchased.*
I will endeavour to blog my way through this process. The world will be set to rights, insights given, humour bestowed by the bucketful, and the blogging world will be set on fire. Okay, let’s just aim for it being occasionally readable.
Go on, try it, you might like it. All enjoyable, and occasionally illegal, things in this world have begun with this statement.
Draw up beside me. I could use the company. Bring a chocolate or a cheese-based product if you’re rocking up though. We may need it.
*Freebies will be a surprise. Read as ‘whatever toot we manage to find in the ‘bits and pieces’ drawer in the kitchen. The universe fits in there. You may just strike gold. Or at least add to your takeaway menu collection.