ABOUT

one thing I am not is techno-brilliant.  Therefore I have totally given up on working out how to get my ABOUT page to stay in one place.  I so wanted it to be what readers see when they touch ABOUT.  (not an unreasonable request) but can I work out the menus/categories/front page options on this theme?  Don’t suggest I watch a YouTube video about how to do it either, because I’ve spent hours and hours and hours and hours trying and failing.  i therefore elect to create this post in the normal way, categorise it as ABOUT and that’s about all I can do.  Any helpful suggestions, feel free to comment …. x

IMG_0167

People.  They make the world go round, don’t they?  I adore meeting new people and what better way than to do so through the medium of writing?

While writing is part of our everyday through form-filling, emails and texting, don’t you sometimes find yourself creating stories from something?  Or nothing?  Perhaps a scene unfolding through the windscreen while sat in your car, or a journey taken by a stranger in a dream you wake from? Strings of words appear in my mind; plots and twists, creating worlds which need exploring.

I have joined the Romantic Novelists Association and have somehow secured one of only 300 places on their New Writers Scheme for 2018. I can submit a manuscript (ideally around 80-90,000 words) by August, but earlier if possible … so should you choose to jump aboard and watch me progress, procrastinate, spend time on ‘other projects’ will you do me one favour? Shout and remind me I should be working on my WIP 🥂

I love the art of writing.  When I was a teenager I even loved to buy a new fountain pen and quality paper to go with it.  I would clear the desk of all ballpoint pens (riff raff) and push all homework away from sight (ghastly, even if necessary) in order that the new pen and paper would not be disturbed in their first outing.

The spoken word, then in ink but now mostly on a keyboard can entertain and educate,  make us laugh and cry.   If you read any of my posts here then I hope you leave entertained, educated or amused.

March update.  20,000 words down …. only another 60,000 to go … are you having a laugh????