Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Novel Racer - Helen

Next brave Racer is Helen of Redder's Ramblings ( .......

"The West Wing has a lot to answer for. I loved the series with a passion that I did officially go into mourning when it all ended. The programme inspired me to do something with my life. For a while I thought it meant I should go into politics but having to knock door to door put me off that.
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…"

She didn't mention she used to make these fabulous cakes and post pictures of them on her blog causing me to head to nearest shop looking for some divine confection.........thankfully she has stopped (that comes from my writers waistline!)

Reminder that the flash fiction contest is on over at the Maht's The Moon Topples 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.


Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Not despairing is GOOD. As are these profiles - kudos to you for having the idea and putting it into practice. I will go and write mine Right Now and email it to you.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Zinnia :-) I'm really enjoying them.....