I had been toying with writing for some time. The first time since school that I sat down and wrote some fiction (I’m discounting the creative writing I wrote as a marketing professional for the firms I worked for) was when I had to take early maternity leave. I showed the writing to my husband who thought it had been written by somebody else and I’d nicked it. He was amazed when I told him I wrote it. I chose to be flattered by this response, after all my blood pressure was already high.
My pregnancy, house move and baby then put paid to my writing for a while, but it was still there at the back of my mind. Then, one day, whilst realising I was going slowly insane, I sat down at my computer and wrote. It was a cathartic and liberating process. I subsequently joined a creative writing evening class. Wanting to up my credentials in non-fiction writing too so I could do some freelance work I signed on with the London School of Journalism.
So that’s where I am now. Writing my first novel, some short stories and training to write feature articles as well as some freelance marketing…"
Reminder that the flash fiction contest is on over at the Maht's The Moon Topples http://moontopples.blogspot.com/. The topic is growth. Now maybe looking at Helen's fabulous cakes I could write about the growth of my waistline since committing to writing!!!!
Finally I am reading A Cornish House. Thus far not despairing.....but watch this space.